National Hockey League
Washington 3, Detroit 1
Friday, December 31, 2021 7:30 PM
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, December 31, 2021
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Conor O'Donnell, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Michel Cormier
Attendance: 17721
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Washington 0123
Detroit 0101
Team Records
 
Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 20-6-6-1 10-3-3-1 10-3-3-0 W2
Detroit 15-14-3-0 11-4-2-0 4-10-1-0 L1
Recap Quick Hits
  • With this loss, the Detroit Red Wings have a 11-4-2-0 record at home this season. The Washington Capitals have a 10-3-3-0 record on the road.
  • Detroit has a streak of 1 straight up loss. The Red Wings have won 5 of their last 10 games.
  • Washington has a streak of 2 straight up wins. The Capitals have won 6 of their last 10 games.
  • Pius Suter played for 17:40 during 22 shifts and scored 1 point. Pius Suter had 1 goal and 0 assists.
  • Alex Ovechkin played for 19:54 during 22 shifts and scored 2 points. Alex Ovechkin had 2 goals and 0 assists.
  • Detroit had 3 powerplay opportunities and converted 0 of them.
  • Washington had 3 powerplay opportunities and converted 1 of them.
Top Game Performances
Washington   Detroit
Alex Ovechkin 2 Points Pius Suter 1
Alex Ovechkin 2 Goals Pius Suter 1
Evgeny Kuznetsov 1 Assists Sam Gagner 1
Alex Ovechkin 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Samsonov .950 Save Percentage Thomas Greiss .923
Ilya Samsonov 19 Saves Thomas Greiss 24
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals PP PK PIM FW
Washington 27 3 1-3 3-3 8 16
Detroit 20 1 0-3 2-3 8 30
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Boston. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Capitals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .769 after a loss.