Capitals Down Detroit, 4-2; McMichael Earns Two Points, Oshie Leaves And Does Not Return (Upper-Body)

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The Washington Capitals downed the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-2 at Capital One Arena on Wednesday night to improve to 3-1-1 in the preseason. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper played the whole game and made 31 saves.

Capitals’ Lines vs. Red Wings

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Connor Brown
Joe Snively — Dylan Strome — T.J. Oshie
Connor McMichael — Lars Eller — Conor Sheary
Aliaksei Protas — Henrik Borgstrom — Garnet Hathaway

Martin Fehervary — John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen
Lucas Johansen — Trevor van Riemsdyk

Charlie Lindgren

Scratches: LW Marcus Johansson, LHD Erik Gustafsson, LW Anthony Mantha

First Period


8:09, 1-0 DET (five-on-three PPG): left-wing Tyler Bertuzzi buried a rebound to the blocker-side of Kuemper after right-wing Filip Zadina’s feed from the left dot went off of center Michael Rasmussen in front and to him for a layup.

19:48, 1-1 (PPG): McMichael redirected Ovechkin’s wrist shot from the left dot over the glove of goaltender Ville Husso in front.

Shots: 15-10 DET

Other notable stats: 8-6 WSH in hits

Second Period


7:42, 2-1 DET: Rasmussen released a wicked wrister high-glove on Kuemper from the slot after Bertuzzi fed him from the right half-wall.

13:45, 2-2: Jensen wristed one high-glove on Husso after the puck bounced off of the boards on a feed from McMichael and to him at the top.

Oshie left the game after taking a high hit into the boards by right-wing Joe Veleno. He would not return with a lower-body injury.

Shots: 27-18 DET (12-8 in the second)

Other notable stats: 22-11 WSH in hits

Third Period


17:33, 3-2 WSH (PPG): Brown’s wrister from the slot trickled past Husso, finishing off a tic-tac-toe power-play with Ovechkin and Kuznetsov.

19:07, 4-2 WSH: Ovechkin wristed one into an empty net from beyond the offensive blueline.

Shots: 35-33 WSH (including 17-6 in the third)

Other notable stats: 31-22 WSH in hits, 13-6 DET in blocked shots

Next game: Saturday vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington)

By Harrison Brown

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1 Response to Capitals Down Detroit, 4-2; McMichael Earns Two Points, Oshie Leaves And Does Not Return (Upper-Body)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Preseason is too long. Make it 2-3 games and then get after it.

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