Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals produced some of their best hockey of the season.
The Detroit Red Wings seem to be at their worst these days.
Ovechkin scored twice and the Washington Capitals held on for a 5-3 win Monday night over the injury-plagued Red Wings, who lost their fifth straight.
The Capitals led 3-0 after the first 20 minutes.
''That was probably the best period we've played all year,'' Jason Chimera said. ''I thought after the first period, `That's the Washington Capitals. That's what we can play like.'''
Mike Knuble had a goal and an assist and Keith Aucoin and Chimera also scored for Washington. Alexander Semin and Marcus Johansson each had two assists and Braden Holtby made 30 saves to send Detroit to its seventh loss in eight games.
''We can't sit around feeling sorry for ourselves. We're not going anywhere that way,'' Red Wings' defenseman Nicklas Kronwall said. '&...