On January 30, 1994, Washington defeated Detroit by a 6-3 score before 16,581 fans at USAir Arena.
Six different Capitals scored on Red Wings goaltender Tim Cheveldae. John Slaney opened the scoring for Washington, netting the lone goal of the first period.
Detroit's Ray Sheppard evened the scored with a power play goal early in the second period. The Capitals then scored three even-strength goals in less than six minutes to take a three-goal lead over the Wings. Pat Peake, Kelly Miller and Dale Hunter were the lamp-lighters for Washington. Sheppard's second goal of the game brought Detroit to within a pair.
The Caps took the two-goal advantage into the third period, but Steve Yzerman's power play goal-his 10th goal of the season-brought the Wings to within one. Mike Ridley scored on the power play at 11:55 of the third to give the Capitals some breathing room and Peter Bondra's 14th of the year iced it for Washington with 5:41 remaining.
The Caps outshot the Wings 33-23 as Don Beaupre picked up the win in goal for Washington.
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