from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals scored two goals just under two minutes apart midway in the third period on Friday, sending them to a 3-1 victory over the Red Wings.
Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin scored 1 minute, 56 seconds apart, both goals coming on nice passing plays, sending the Wings to their third loss in the last 12 games (9-3).
It wasn’t like the Wings were outplayed. They carried the play in the first period, and for stretches in the final 40 minutes.
But the Capitals did more, with fewer scoring chances.
“That was the story of the game,” Red Wings coach coach Jeff Blashill said. “They converted on their chances and we didn’t. I’m sure when we grade chances, my guess is we’d have a little bit of an edge (on chances) and they scored on their (chances) and we didn’t on ours.
“That’s the game a lot of times.”