Petr Mrazek stopped all 38 shots he faced to help the Red Wings shut out the Capitals, 1-0, Tuesday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
Andreas Athanasiou (ath-an-AYZH-yew) scored his first career goal 4:06 into the third period for Detroit, who improved to 8-6-and-1 and has won four of their last five games.
The Wings host the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
St. Louis Cardinals 2, New Jersey Devils 0
New York Rangers 3, Carolina Hurricanes 0
Colorado Avalanche 4, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Vancouver Canucks 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 3
Detroit Red Wings 1, Washington Capitals 0
Buffalo Sabres 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Florida Panthers 4, Calgary Flames 3
Nashville Predators 7, Ottawa Senators 5
Minnesota Wild 5, Winnipeg Jets 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Dallas Stars 2
Phoenix Coyotes 3, Los Angeles Kings 2
New York Islanders 4, San Jose Sharks 2
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports