|CHI||1||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|WSH||2||0||2||(0 - 0)||4|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Green had a goal and an assist, and Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 shots as the Washington Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Sunday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Corey Crawford had 32 saves for the Blackhawks (2-4-1).
Washington's Mathieu Perreault made it 1-0 by poking in the rebound of Green's shot at 11:18 of the first period. Brooks Laich made it 2-0 five minutes later.
Marian Hossa cur the Blackhawks' deficit in half less than a minute later when he knocked in his own rebound during a power play.
Chicago's Peter LeBlanc received a match penalty for a hit to the head of Capitals forward Alexander Semin at 12:37 of the third period. A slashing penalty on Hossa gave the Caps a 5-on-3 advantage, and Green beat Crawford with just over 3 minutes to play.
Jay Beagle added a short-handed, empty-net goal.
LeBlanc will likely be the next player suspended by new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan after he has an automatic hearing for his match penalty.
The Blackhawks will open the regular season Friday at Dallas. The Capitals (3-3-1) will host Carolina on Saturday.
|Mathieu Perreault (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Green (1)|
1 - 0 WSH
|Brooks Laich (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Joel Ward (1), Jason Chimera (1)|
2 - 0 WSH
|PPG - Marian Hossa (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Kane (1), Andrew Brunette (1)|
2 - 1 WSH
|PPG - Mike Green (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Ovechkin (1), Troy Brouwer (1)|
3 - 1 WSH
|SHG - EN - Jay Beagle (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 1 WSH
|Brandon Pirri Tripping - 2 min against Marcus Johansson|
|Patrick Kane Hooking - 2 min against Marcus Johansson|
|Brooks Laich Interference on goalkeeper - 2 min against Corey Crawford|
|Bryan Bickell Tripping - 2 min against Brooks Laich|
|Joel Ward Holding - 2 min against John Scott|
|Karl Alzner Interference - 2 min against Jamal Mayers|
|Rostislav Olesz Hooking - 2 min against Troy Brouwer|
|Dennis Wideman Hooking - 2 min against Peter LeBlanc|
|Peter LeBlanc served by Daniel Carcillo Match penalty - 10 min against Alexander Semin|
|Marian Hossa Slashing - 2 min against Mathieu Perreault|
|Roman Hamrlik Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min|
|SA: 35||TOI: 59:51|
|GA: 3||SV%: .914|
|SA: 29||TOI: 59:30|
|GA: 1||SV%: .966|