DETROIT (AP) -- Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 45 seconds into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Alex Ovechkin was held without a goal for the fourth straight game and remained tied with Sergei Fedorov for the NHL's career lead among Russian players. Justin Williams scored for the Caps on a first-period power play after Dylan Larkin had opened the scoring for Detroit.
Braden Holtby had 25 saves for Washington, including two stops on clean breakaways during regulation.
Kuznetsov won it with his sixth goal of the season, skating in on Petr Mrazek from the right wing and beating the Detroit goalie to the far post.
Ovechkin had a chance to break his tie with Fedorov in Detroit last week as well. Fedorov was at that game, being honored by the Red Wings a day after being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Ovechkin put 15 shots on goal that night but couldn't solve Mrazek in a 1-0 loss to the Red Wings.
The Washington star had five shots in the first period Wednesday, but Detroit kept him contained pretty well after that.
Larkin opened the scoring when the Caps gave him too much space coming down the right wing and he beat Holtby with a wrist shot.
Washington tied it on its second of four power plays in the period. Williams redirected the puck past Mrazek from just to the right of the net, not long after Holtby had stopped Darren Helm's short-handed breakaway.
Holtby came up big in the second as well, stopping a breakaway by Teemu Pulkkinen and then sweeping Helm's rebound attempt late in the period away from the goal line with his stick.
The game was stopped briefly with 6:25 remaining in the third when John Carlson's shot hit Mrazek's mask. The Detroit goalie was able to play on, and seconds later Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt hit the crossbar with a shot from the point.
NOTES: Detroit was without RW Johan Franzen (concussion), C Brad Richards (back), D Kyle Quincey (ankle) and F Landon Ferraro (knee). ... The Capitals played without D Brooks Orpik (lower body). ... Mrazek had 25 saves.