NHL

Zetterberg scores in shootout, Red Wings beat Capitals 3-2

  • Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) checks Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) checks Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) controls the puck next to Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) controls the puck next to Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals center Zach Sanford (82) is congratulated by teammates after a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Washington Capitals center Zach Sanford (82) is congratulated by teammates after a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Henrik Zetterberg scored a tiebreaking goal on Detroit's fifth shootout attempt and then Petr Mrazek stopped Alex Ovechkin, sending the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Detroit jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals by Fran Nielsen in the first period and Tomas Tatar in the second, but high-scoring Washington responded. Zach Sanford scored late in the second period and Daniel Winnik tied it with 4:48 left in the third.

Mrazek made 34 saves, including two on a power play with 6-plus minutes left in regulation and one early in overtime. Led by Mrazek, the last-place Red Wings avoided a season-long, six-game losing streak.