By Dave Hart

Capitals 2, Red Wings 1 (OT)-Evgeny Kuznetsov’s game-winning goal 45 seconds into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals over the Red Wings on Wednesday night.

Dylan Larkin scored the Red Wings lone goal at the 2:48 mark of the first period, Pavel Datsyuk picked up the assist on the goal.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek took the OT loss, he stopped 25 of 27 Capital shots.

The Red Wings are now 9-8-2 on the season, good for 20 points and third place in the Atlantic Division.

Detroit will remain home to host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.

Record: 9-8-2   20 pts

3rd Place in Atlantic Division (10 pts behind Montreal)

8th Place in Eastern Conference (10 pts behind Montreal and New York Rangers)

1 pt ahead of Florida and Tampa Bay for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 128 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 137 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 139 pts

Next Game: 11/20/2015 vs Los Angeles Kings 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Dylan Larkin (6). Assists- Pavel Datsyuk (1). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek OTL (5-4-1) 25 saves on 27 shots.