National Hockey League

Eaves shot helps Wings get past Caps in lengthy SO

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Eaves scored in the seventh round of the shootout to help the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals in the opener of a home-and-home set on Friday.

The first six shooters on either side failed to find the net before Eaves buried a wrister into the left corner in the seventh round. Jay Beagle was then stopped by Jimmy Howard for the win.

Gustav Nyquist, Drew Miller and Danny DeKeyser all scored for the Red Wings, who had dropped their previous two. Jimmy Howard stopped 26 shots in the win.

Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera each posted a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who have dropped their past two games. Michal Neuvirth stopped 42 shots in the loss.

These two clubs will meet in Washington on Sunday afternoon.

01/31 22:32:19 ET

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