Capitals drop preseason rematch to Red Wings

Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

On Saturday night the Washington Capitals fell to the Detroit Red Wings by a final score of 5-2. The two teams did a practice shootout after the game and nobody scored on the Caps end. The Caps preseason record drops to 1-1-1.

Austin Czarnik put the Red Wings up 1-0 at 7:19. They went up 2-0 at 13:12 with a goal from Mortiz Seider on the power play. 2-0 was the score after one with the Red Wings leading in shots 11-10.

The Red Wings went up 3-0 at 2:46 in the second with another power play goal, this time from Dylan Larkin. Dylan Strome got the Caps on the board with a power play goal of his own. A wrist shot up the middle at 8:47. Ethen Frank and Matthew Phillips had the assists.

Cross Hands made it 4-1 at 13:20. Phillips finished off a tic tac toe snapshot to cut the deficit in half at the 15 minute mark. Sonny Milano and Strome had the assists there. 4-2 was the score after two with the Caps leading in shots 10-4 in the second period.

Larkin added his second goal of the night to finish off the scoring at 5:43. The Red Wings led in shots 10-9 in the third. The Caps led in shots overall 29-25.

Hunter Shepard started the entire game and made 20 saves in the loss. The other night it was Charlie Lindgren in their win over the Red Wings. Capitals coach Spencer Carbery said after the game that Darcy Kuemper will likely play in two of the final three preseason games but it has not been set in stone.

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There’s three preseason games left. The next two are on the road against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. The Blue Jackets head to the District on Saturday night to wrap up the exhibition slate. The game on Tuesday in Boston starts at 7 p.m.