Alexander Ovechkin scored twice and the Washington Capitals beat the injury-plagued Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Monday night.
Mike Knuble had a goal and an assist and Keith Aucoin and Jason Chimera also scored for Washington.
Alexander Semin and Marcus Johansson each had two assists and Braden Holtby made 30 saves to send Detroit to its fifth straight loss and seventh in eight games.
Kyle Quincey, Todd Bertuzzi and Danny Cleary scored for Detroit.
Brendan Smith had two assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 17 shots.
Cleary put one in from a goal-mouth scramble with 7:08 left for his 12th goal to bring the Red Wings to within 4-3.
Chimera added an empty-net, power-play goal in the final minute.
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