Detroit sports glance: Red Wings fall to Washington Capitals in a shootout, point streak extended to 11 games

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

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.

LSJ Logo incertThe Red Wings continued their point streak, earning at least a point in the standings in each of the last 11 contests.

Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Jurco each scored a goal for the Red Wings.

Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard took the shootout loss. He stopped 38 of 40 shots during regulation and overtime.Eye on the D

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.

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