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Capitals Vs. Red Wings: Washington Jumps Out To 3-0 Lead

Alex Ovechkin has scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the season as the Washington Capitals have jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

Ovechkin's first goal came at the 7:48 mark of the first period after Niklas Kronwall was sent to the penalty box for high-sticking the Capitals captain. After some nifty stick-handling by Marcus Johansson, Ovechkin came screaming down the slot to receive Johansson's centering pass and fire a shot past Jimmy Howard.

Mike Knuble doubled the Capitals' advantage at the 11:25 mark when he redirected a centering pass from Jason Chimera past Howard. Ovechkin made the score 3-0 at 14:51 when he picked up a defensive rebound of a missed Brooks Laich shot and finished past Howard, who had wandered out of his cage.

The Red Wings had a chance to get back in the game with the score still 2-0, but a would-be goal was washed out by an goaltender interference penalty on Tomas Holmstrom.

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