Mike Green had two goals and two assists, Matthieu Perreault added two goals, and the Washington Capitals routed the Detroit Red Wings 7-1 on Saturday night in a matchup of the NHL's last remaining unbeaten teams.
It was only the second time in NHL history that two teams with records of at least 5-0 had faced off. The other occurred Oct. 23, 1986, when the 7-0 Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the 5-0 Flyers in Philadelphia.
Marcus Johansson, Joel Ward and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for Washington, which is a team-best 7-0. Alex Ovechkin and Matt Hendricks had two assists each.
Niklas Kronwall had the lone goal for Detroit, which was trying to open 6-0 for the first time since the 1972-73 season. Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom had an assist as he played in his 1,500th career game. He is the 14th NHL player to reach that milestone.
Tomas Voukon made 32 saves for his sixth straight victory.
The seven goals allowed were a season high for the Red Wings, and three more than they...