Alex Ovechkin has been through a pair of nine-game goal-less streaks during his NHL career, but until Wednesday night he had never gone five straight regular season games without a point.
News and notes as the Capitals [4-2-2] take on the Detroit Red Wings [4-2-2] tonight at VerizonCenter [7:30 p.m., NBCSN]:
Alex Ovechkin has been through goal-scoring droughts before.
Early in the 2008-09 season [Oct. 13-Nov.8] and again in 2010 [Nov. 17-Dec. 2] he went nine games without a goal.
Capitals coach Barry Trotz says it will be a game-time decision, but it appears he’s leaning toward inserting right wing Tom Wilson into the lineup in place of Eric Fehr tonight when the Detroit R