Detroit Red Wings Morning Links: Tatar Comes Up Clutch

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar (21) beats Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) for the winning goal in overtime during a NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Detroit Red Wings on February 11, 2018, at Capital One Arena, in Washington, D.C. Detroit defeated Washington 5-4 in overtime.(Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 11: Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar (21) beats Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) for the winning goal in overtime during a NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Detroit Red Wings on February 11, 2018, at Capital One Arena, in Washington, D.C. Detroit defeated Washington 5-4 in overtime.(Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Another near disaster was avoided on Sunday afternoon as Tomas Tatar lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 overtime win over the Washington Capitals.

The Wings had carried a 4-1 lead into the final period but the Capitals mounted a comeback that tied things up with 16 seconds left in the game. After a 7-6 loss, just days before, that saw a similar scenario unfold it looked as if the Red Wings were in for another tough loss.

Tatar came to the rescue with this terrific goal in overtime which was also his second goal of the game.

Watch all the goals and see how it unfolded in our game recap here.

Hear what Head Coach Jeff Blashill and some of the players had to say about the win in DC below.

In a throwback, Sergei Fedorov scored four goals against the Los Angeles Kings 23 years ago today.

Walleye Keep Winning

The Toledo won their eighth consecutive game on Sunday afternoon by defeating the Wichita Thunder at home. Dylan Sadowy scored the game-winner.

Olympic Hockey Update

Only two games were played early this morning in South Korea in women’s ice hockey. Switzerland edged Japan 3-1 and Sweden blanked Korea 8-0.

Around the League

Sidney Crosby notched his 400th career goal on Sunday. Watch the top plays from Sunday below which includes Tatar’s snipe in the second period of yesterday’s game.

Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres is going to be out for an undisclosed amount of time with a high-ankle sprain. Malcolm Subban of the Vegas Golden Knights is also out with an upper-body injury.

CBS Sports has their weekly National Hockey League power rankings out.

Although the NHL did not send their players to the Olympics, the Zamboni drivers are well-represented.

Nightly Scores

Pittsburgh Penguins 4-St. Louis Blues 1

New York Rangers 3-Winnipeg Jets 1

Vancouver Canucks 6-Dallas Stars 0

Colorado Avalanche 5-Buffalo Sabres 4

Boston Bruins 5-New Jersey Devils 3

Calgary Flames 3-New York Islanders 2

Philadelphia Flyers 4-Vegas Golden Knights 1

San Jose Sharks 3-Anaheim Ducks 2