The Washington Capitals tied the game on a late power-play goal and prevailed 4-3 when Alex Ovechkin blasted a shot past Petr Mrazek during a man-advantage at 1:56 of overtime. His second goal came on the power play after John Carlson was called for delay of game.
Tatar snapped a 2-2 tie by scoring on his team's fifth power play of the night with 7:45 remaining in regulation.
Mrazek made 37 saves in a strong performance in goal but the Red Wings (4-3-1) are winless in three (0-2-1).
Burakovsky, who was dropped to the third line for the game, tied it 1-1 with 50 seconds left in the second, beating Mrazek with a wrist shot from the top of the face-off circle for his first goal of the season.
After a scoreless first period, the Wings opened the scoring while short-handed.
The Capitals pulled even in the final minute of the frame.More news: Solange calls out United Kingdom paper for editing her hair
On a power play 9:51 into the first period, Burakovsky's shot was on target, but the puck went off Mrazek's chest.
The Detroit Red Wings agreed in principle to a one-year deal with restricted free-agent forward Andreas Athanasiou on Friday. While the deal comes with only a one-year term, it's essentially an opportunity for the Red Wings to continue developing their young prospect while pushing the contract discussions down the road for the time being. The Capitals were without C Tyler Graovac (upper body injury). Aaron Ness will also watch from the press box. "This thing is either going to get done here in the next day or so, or it's likely he's going to sign to play in Europe and who knows when or if he'll be back in the Red Wing lineup".
Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. Washington coach Barry Trotz coached his 1,450th NHL game, surpassing Dick Irvin for sixth on the league's all-time games coached list.
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