Red Wings Vs. Capitals: Washington Makes Statement, Routs Detroit, 7-1

The Washington Capitals are the only undefeated team in the NHL, and they made a major statement in routing the only other undefeated team coming into the game. Mike Green had four points as Washington won, 7-1.

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Red Wings Vs. Capitals Final Score: Washington Makes Major Statement With 7-1 Win

Something seems a little weird about making a statement in October, but that's probably the best phrase to use when describing the Washington Capitals' victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Two days after demolishing the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, the Capitals did one better against the lone other undefeated team in the NHL. Mike Green had two goals and two assists and Mathieu Perreault added two goals of his own as the Capitals routed Detroit, 7-1.

The Capitals struck first with two goals within 61 seconds in the first period. First, Green scored on a power-play goal, then Marcus Johansson converted on a Red Wings turnover. The Capitals added another goal early in the second period, a goal in the closing seconds of the second period and three more in the third period. Detroit actually outshot the Capitals, but could not make the most of their opportunities as Tomas Vokoun was outstanding.

At 7-0-0, the Capitals are now the lone remaining undefeated team, having topped one of their top challengers in the East and the best team thus far in the West in successive games. The Red Wings were tired from playing on Friday and played their backup goalie, but this was still quite a statement from the Capitals.

Stay tuned for more updates about Saturday's game in this StoryStream. Remember to visit Japers' Rink and SB Nation D.C. for complete Capitals coverage. Winging It In Motown and SB Nation Detroit offer the perspective from the Red Wings' side.

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Red Wings Vs. Capitals: Washington Leads 4-1 After Two Periods Of Play

The Detroit Red Wings appeared to regroup in the second period, scoring their first goal of the game to cut the Washington Capitals lead to 3-1 and generally dominating play for much of the period. However, Washington's fourth line came up huge with a Mathieu Perreault goal with just 7.6 second left in the frame, and now the hometown Capitals have a three goal lead entering the final period, appearing to take some of the wind out of Detroit's sails with the late period tally.

The Capitals went up 3-0 on Mike Green's second power play goal of the game five minutes into the second stanza, but played sloppy for much of the period, drawing four penalties and having to fend off a 5-on-3 power play for the Red Wings, before the Perreault goal bailed them out.

Tomas Vokoun has impressed again between the pipes, stopping 25 of the 26 shots he has faced.

Stay tuned for more updates about Saturday's game in this StoryStream. Remember to visit Japers' Rink and SB Nation D.C. for complete Capitals coverage. Winging It In Motown and SB Nation Detroit offer the perspective from the Red Wings' side.

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Red Wings Vs. Capitals Score Update: Washington Up 2-0 After First Period

The Washington Capitals have jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against the Detroit Red Wings in a battle of the last two remaining undefeated teams in the NHL. Washington entered the game 6-0-0, and is welcoming the 5-0-0 Detroit Red Wings to Verizon Center Saturday night.

The Capitals got on the board first courtesy of a Mike Green power play goal just six minutes into the game, with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin assisting on the score. Washington stretched the lead to two after Marcus Johansson's fourth goal of the young season.

Tomas Vokoun has continued his stellar play in net of late, stopping all 10 shots he faced in the first period.

Stay tuned for more updates about Saturday's game in this StoryStream. Remember to visit Japers' Rink and SB Nation D.C. for complete Capitals coverage. Winging It In Motown and SB Nation Detroit offer the perspective from the Red Wings' side.

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Red Wings Vs. Capitals Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

The last two undefeated teams in the NHL will square off Saturday evening at the Verizon Center when the Washington Capitals take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Capitals are looking to become just the 10th team in NHL history to win its first seven games of the season. Here is what you need to know about the game:

Who: Washington Capitals (6-0-0, 12 points) vs. Detroit Red Wings (5-0-0, 10 points)

Where: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.

When: 7 p.m.

TV Information: Locally, the game will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net, with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. The game is also available on the NHL Network.

Radio: Capitals Radio 1500.

Notable developments: Since looking a bit shaky to begin the season, goaltender Tomas Vokoun has allowed just five goals in his last 247 minutes of work, stopping 137 of the last 142 shots he has faced. The Red Wings' last visit to Verizon Center in 2010 ended in a 3-2 loss to the Capitals, and Detroit has not won in D.C. since 2005.

Stay tuned for more updates about Saturday's game in this StoryStream. Remember to visit Japers' Rink and SB Nation D.C. for complete Capitals coverage. Winging It In Motown and SB Nation Detroit offer the perspective from the Red Wings' side.

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Red Wings Vs. Capitals Preview: Both Teams Try To Stay Undefeated

Which team will take control of the young NHL season? Both are undefeated, only one will emerge unscathed. The Capitals stand at 6-0-0 while the Red Wings sport a 5-0-0 record.

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Red Wings Vs. Capitals: Michal Neuvirth Closer To Return, But Unlikely Against Red Wings

Michal Neuvirth will likely not return Saturday against the Red Wings, but he could see game action next week, according to Bruce Boudreau.

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