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Red Wings rally to beat Capitals 4-2 win

October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Abdelkader scored twice in the third period to help the Detroit Red Wings come back for a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

Abdelkader broke a 2-2 scoreline when he took a drop pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beat Braden Holtby from the left circle at 10:34 for his fifth goal of the season. Detroit equalized at 4:04 when Abdelkader scored off a Washington turnover in the slot.

Datsyuk added a power-play goal in the final minute. Gustav Nyquist also scored — off an assist from Abdelkader — and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists. Jimmy Howard made 25 saves.

Datsyuk’s goal ended a streak of 23 Detroit power plays without a goal.

Troy Brouwer and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for Washington, which has lost three of four. Alex Ovechkin failed to score a point for the fifth straight game, the longest drought of his career.

At Edmonton, Alberta, Craig Smith scored twice as the Nashville Predators rebounded from its first regulation loss of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Oilers.

Shea Weber and Taylor Beck also scored and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to help Nashville improve to 6-1-2 in the first game of a six-game trip.

Taylor Hall scored for Edmonton.

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