By Dave Hart
Capitals 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) – The Washington Capitals outscored the Red Wings 2-0 in the shootout to earn the victory on Tuesday night.
Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Jurco each scored a goal for the Red Wings.
The Red Wings are now 15-8-5 on the season, good for 35 points and a second place tie in the Atlantic Division.
Detroit will head back home to host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Record: 15-8-5 35 pts
Tied for 2nd Place in Atlantic Division (6 pts behind Montreal)
Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (6 pts behind Montreal)
5 pts ahead of Pittsburgh and Florida for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 106 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 115 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 118 pts
Next Game: 12/10/2015 vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena
Stats: Goals- Henrik Zetterberg (5), Tomas Jurco (1). Assists- Joakim Andersson (1), Dylan Larkin (11), Luke Glendening (4). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard SOL (7-4-2) 38 saves on 40 shots.