Detroit welcomes Washington after Larkin’s 3-goal game
Washington Capitals (19-6-7, first in the Metropolitan) vs. the Detroit Red Wings (15-13-3, fourth in the Atlantic)
Detroit; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Capitals visit Detroit after Dylan Larkin scored three goals in the Red Wings’ 5-2 win over the Devils.
The Red Wings are 9-7-2 in conference clashes. Detroit ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 7.7 points per game, an average of 2.8 goals and 4.9 assists.
The Capitals are 12-4-3 in the Eastern Conference. Washington leads the Eastern Conference with five shorthanded goals, led by Evgeny Kuznetsov with two.
When they last met on November 11, Washington won 2-0.
BEST PERFORMERS: Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with a plus-12 rating in 23 games this season. Moritz Seider has collected seven assists in the last 10 games for Detroit.
Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-20 rating in 31 games this season. Alex Ovechkin has three goals and eight assists in Washington’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 6-4-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.8 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a percentage of stops of, 903.
Capitals: 5-3-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a save percentage of .903.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Michael Rasmussen: absent (covid-19), Robby Fabbri: absent (covid-19).
Capitals: None indicated.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.