Red Wings erase two-goal deficit, beat Capitals in overtime

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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9) and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) dive for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robby Fabbri tied it early in the third period, captain Dylan Larkin scored in overtime and the Detroit Red Wings came back to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2. Larkin beat Vitek Vanecek 1:37 into OT.

Adam Erne started the comeback with a goal in the second, and Thomas Greiss made 26 saves for the Red Wings.

Alex Ovechkin scored his eighth goal of the season and Evgeny Kuznetsov his fifth to stake Washington to a 2-0 lead. Ovechkin’s goal was the 738th of his career, putting him three back of Brett Hull for fourth on the NHL career list.

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