Capitals play the Red Wings following Ovechkin's 2-goal performance

Detroit Red Wings (36-29-6, fifth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Washington Capitals (35-26-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals host the Detroit Red Wings after Alexander Ovechkin's two-goal game against the Winnipeg Jets in the Capitals' 3-0 win.

Washington has a 35-26-9 record overall and a 19-11-5 record in home games. The Capitals are 27-5-4 in games they score at least three goals.

Detroit has a 15-18-1 record in road games and a 36-29-6 record overall. The Red Wings are eighth in league play with 240 total goals (averaging 3.4 per game).

The teams play Tuesday for the second time this season. The Red Wings won 8-3 in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Dylan Strome has scored 23 goals with 35 assists for the Capitals. Ovechkin has nine goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Alex DeBrincat has 23 goals and 34 assists for the Red Wings. Lucas Raymond has seven goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.2 assists, three penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Red Wings: 3-7-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Capitals: Sonny Milano: day to day (upper-body), Nicklas Backstrom: out (hip).

Red Wings: Jake Walman: day to day (lower body), Ville Husso: out (lower-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.