Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, watches a Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) prepares to scoop up the puck with Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40), from Sweden, and Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) nearby, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in Washington.

Capitals beat Red Wings in shootout

Oshie and Kuznetsov scored in the shootout, and the Washington Capitals got a key goal from Ovechkin in a victory over the Detroit Red Wings…

Michigan Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich. (Dec. 8, 2015)

Ananich on Syrian refugees in Michigan

Sen. Jim Ananich daid he is disappointed in the governor’s hold on accepting Syrian refugees and thinks it leads to more vitriolic rhetoric.