Detroit hosts Washington after Namestnikov’s 2-goal game

Washington Capitals (6-2-4, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Detroit Red Wings (7-5-2, first in the Atlantic)

Detroit; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Wings +113, Capitals -136; over / under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Washington Capitals visit Detroit after Vladislav Namestnikov scores two goals in the Red Wings’ 4-2 win over the Oilers.

The Red Wings are 3-4-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit is seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game, led by Tyler Bertuzzi with nine.

The Capitals stand 2-1-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Washington leads the Eastern Conference by two underpaid goals, led by Alex Ovechkin with one.

Detroit defeated Washington 3-2 in the last meeting of these teams on October 27th.

TOP PERFORMANCE: Bertuzzi has a total of 15 points for the Red Wings, nine goals and six assists. Lucas Raymond has scored 11 points in the last 10 games for Detroit.

Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 21 points, scoring 11 goals and adding 10 assists. Evgeny Kuznetsov has provided eight assists in the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Red Wings: 5-4-1, average of three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a savings percentage of 0.906.

Capitals: 5-2-3, average 3.6 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes, while 2.9 goals per game are possible with a save percentage of 0.895.

INJURIES: Red Wings: Troy Stecher: daily (not known).

Capital letters: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and Sportradar data.

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