Gray-haired ‘Great Eight’ continues to defy age, leading Washington back from 4-1 deficit. Jakub Vrana’s strike in shootout wins it.

Right wing Tom Wilson will return to the lineup on Friday night after missing three games with a concussion.

Washington's lineup is getting healthier, and with competition for playing time intensifying, Burakovsky's play is under scrutiny. Scheduled to be a restricted free agent after the season, Burakovsky has five goals with three assists in 29 games.

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Even with a Stanley Cup at last, Capitals captain has refused to slow down at age 33.

Wilson has missed the past three games with a concussion.

Ovechkin scores once in each period, and Washington beats Detroit, 6-2.

Oshie is slated to be on the first line with center Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin, and he's also set to be back on the top power-play unit after missing the past 11 games with a concussion.

Capitals Coach Todd Reirden said there is a “possibility” Oshie plays against Detroit, but the forward will be reevaluated after participating in Monday's practice.

Washington's fourth line has chipped in five goals in the past four games.

Alex Ovechkin feeds Travis Boyd for the winger’s first career goal to cap a 4-0 win over Washington’s division rival.

Washington also could be down another forward due to illness as it faces Metro division rival Columbus.

Forward is usually the last to leave the ice at practice, and the Capitals are counting on him more than ever.

Also: What led to the Capitals and Russian winger Sergei Shumakov parting ways? Should Tom Wilson have fought Vegas’s Ryan Reaves early in Tuesday’s game? What’s Pheonix Copley’s future in Washington?

Vegas Golden Knights spokesman Eric Tosi said in an email the photos “were not distributed and they have been destroyed.”

Slumping forward finds his offense at a most opportune time to lift Washington to a rare win in Arizona, 4-2.

Wilson is considered "day to day," and winger Andre Burakovsky will take his place on Washington's top line.

NHL teams are 1-8-2 in games played after visiting the Golden Knights this season.

The hit on Wilson by Vegas's Ryan Reaves resulted in a five-minute major penalty and Reaves's ejection. "Reaves targeted him the entire game. You could hear it on every faceoff," said the Capitals' Coach.

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