Washington 7, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 5-1-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-1-0-0 L1
Washington 7-0-0-0 5-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 W7

Recap

Defenseman Mike Green netted a pair of power-play goals and added two assists as the Washington Capitals cruised to a 7-1 home triumph over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday in a battle of the lone remaining undefeated teams in the NHL.

Seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,500th career game, becoming the 14th player in NHL history to accomplish the feat. The 41-year-old Swede assisted on Niklas Kronwall's second-period goal, but the Red Wings couldn't solve Tomas Vokoun again.

Mathieu Perreault tallied twice and Nicklas Backstrom extended his points streak to five games with a goal and an assist as Washington (7-0-0) continued its franchise-best start to the campaign.

Green opened the scoring just 21 seconds into Todd Bertuzzi's boarding penalty by wristing a shot past Ty Conklin. After Marcus Johansson doubled the advantage just 61 seconds later, Green gave Washington a three-goal advantage by unleashing a blast past Conklin at 4:59 of the second period.

Making his sixth straight start, Vokoun turned aside 32 shots to improve to 10-20-1 with three ties in his career against the Red Wings.

Conklin stopped 18 of 25 shots for Detroit (5-1-0).

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Washington
Niklas Kronwall 1 Points Mike Green 4
Niklas Kronwall 1 Goals Mike Green 2
Pavel Datsyuk 1 Assists Mike Green 2
Niklas Kronwall 1 Power Play Goals Mike Green 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ty Conklin .720 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .970
Ty Conklin 18 Saves Tomas Vokoun 32

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 33 1 1-4 2-4 8 34
Washington 25 7 2-4 3-4 8 29

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Capitals have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Columbus . The Red Wings have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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