Keith Aucoin's third goal of the season restored the Washington Capitals' three goal advantage as they lead the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 after two periods at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings had cut Washington's lead to 3-1 after Kyle Quincey's slap shot from just inside the point beat Braden Holtby, pinged off the post and deflected into the net at the 5:15 mark of the period.
But Aucoin struck at the 17:24 mark after a deflected centering pass from Alexander Semin landed right at his skates. Aucoin was able to spin and shoot the puck past Jimmy Howard to make the score 4-1.
Braden Holtby has been solid in net for the Capitals, stopping 21 of the 22 shots he's faced over two periods.
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