Dylan Strome dominates as MVP against Red Wings

In another memorable game for the Capitals, it was Dylan Strome who delivered once again

Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals
Dylan Strome, Washington Capitals / Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals defeated the Detroit Red Wings as Capital One Arena went up on a Tuesday. Nic Dowd gave the Caps an early lead before goals by Alex DeBrincat and David Perron put the visitors in front.

Connor McMichael tied it and Dylan Strome gave the Caps the lead before Patrick Kane forced overtime.

But it would be Strome that would win it in the extra session. He now leads the Caps with 25 goals on the season.

It was Strome's third career overtime goal and all three overtime winners have come this season. The first came on Thanksgiving Eve over the Sabres then on Dec. 20 against the Islanders. He also won the shootout in a crazy game Friday night against the Hurricanes.

With a multi goal effort last night, Strome had his team leading 15th multi point game of the season and his five multi goal games this season are tied with Alex Ovechkin for the most on the Caps.

Strome entered the night having 23 goals on the season, the exact amount he had all of last season. He bypassed his total in Chicago from the year before when he was linemates with guys like Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat.

Last night his two goals vaulted him to 25 which is a new career high. He seems to be thriving no matter where the Caps slot him in the lineup and he's gotten a taste of the good admosphere at Capital One Arena, a home barn that is once again coming to form with the home hockey team having won seven of their last nine games on that ice.

Strome hasn't experienced a playoff game in DC yet but we get the vibe he can't wait to after he told the media via Sammi Silber of The Hockey News:

""I've never played playoff hockey besides the bubble, but you know the bubble. That's probably as close as I've played to playoff hockey. A lot of Red Wings fans in the crowd, a lot of Caps fans were really loud. It was a great game.""

Dylan Strome

The Caps are off today but will be in Toronto tomorrow night. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. on Monumental Sports Network.