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DETROIT (AP) Alex Ovechkin's first significant play of the night led to a goal for the other team. His pass was intercepted, and Detroit scored short-handed.
Ovechkin and the Washington power play would eventually make up for that mistake.
Ovechkin scored at 1:56 of overtime to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings on Friday night. The winner came on the power play, and so did T.J. Oshie's goal for Washington that tied it with 1:01 left in regulation.