Capitals outlast Red Wings in OT, Blackhawks down Oilers


The Washington Capitals prevailed 2-1 against the Detroit Red Wings after the NHL clash was forced into overtime on Wednesday.

Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov scored on a rush with a forehand shot 45 seconds into OT to beat Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek.

Dylan Larkin put the Red Wings ahead with a wrist shot 2:45 into the first period before Justin Williams equalised on a power-play after 11 minutes.

The road victory saw the Caps improve their record (12-4-1), as the Wings fell to their third defeat in four games.

Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime.

Marian Hossa netted 68 seconds into additional time to record the Blackhawks' third win in succession as the Oilers remain at the bottom of the Pacific division.

The Blackhawks built a two-goal advantage via Duncan Keith and Artemi Panarin with less than six minutes remaining in the second period, but were later pegged back.

Leon Draisaitl scored to force OT following Andrew Shaw's second goal of the season before Hossa wrapped up the win.

Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets crushed the Vancouver Canucks 4-1.

Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford each contributed two goals and an assist to end a six-game losing streak for the Jets.