Washington Caps beat Detroit Red Wings 4-3 with shootout goal
DETROIT (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal of the shootout, and the Washington Capitals rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Friday night.
Brooks Laich, and Alex Ovechkin added goals, and Michale Latta scored his first in the NHL for Washington. Braden Holtby made 30 saves.
Johan Franzen had two goals and an assist, and Danny DeKeyser had a goal and an assist for Detroit, which lost its seventh straight at home and its 11th consecutive overtime decision there. Jakub Kindl had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 34 saves.
Latta tied it 3-3 with 8:06 left in regulation when he poked in a loose puck from just outside the slot.
Ovechkin had brought Washington within 3-2 at 3:19 of the third period with his 15th goal. He beat Howard with a shot from the bottom of the left circle.