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    Hurricanes end preseason with first victory

    CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

    WASHINGTON -- Ray Whitney scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes picked up their first preseason win with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

    Eric Staal had a goal and three assists, and Erik Cole added a goal and two assists for defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina, which ended the preseason at 1-4-0. Ben Clymer and Jamie Heward each scored early in the third period as Washington came back from a 2-0, first-period deficit, but fell to 3-2-1 in its final exhibition game.

    Whitney's second goal came with 7:07 gone in the final period when he knocked the rebound of Staal's shot past Washington goaltender Olaf Kolzig. Staal made it 4-2 just more than 6 minutes later on another second-effort shot.

    Cam Ward made 30 saves for Carolina, which begins the regular season Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference finals. Washington opens Thursday at the New York Rangers.

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    Scoring Summary
    5:27Power Play - Erik Cole - Assists: Scott Walker and Eric Staal
    15:51Ray Whitney - Assists: Eric Staal and Erik Cole
    no goals scored
    1:08Power Play - Jamie Heward - Assists: Bryan Muir and Alexander Ovechkin
    3:41Ben Clymer - Assist: Richard Zednik
    7:07Ray Whitney - Assists: Eric Staal and David Tanabe
    13:40Eric Staal - Assist: Erik Cole
    Penalty Summary
    1:51Eric Belanger: hooking - minor
    4:36Ben Clymer: holding - minor
    5:08Steve Eminger: interference - minor
    17:25Mike Green: hooking - minor
    2:43too many men on the ice - minor
    4:35Chris Clark: tripping - minor
    12:55Ray Whitney: hooking - minor
    18:36Eric Staal: interference - minor
    0:44Eric Staal: slashing - minor
    2:03too many men on the ice - minor
    15:22Craig Adams: obstruction-holding the stick - minor
    17:51Donald Brashear: holding - minor
    Washington91013 32
    Carolina13610 29
    Cam Ward60:00302
    Olaf Kolzig59:59254
    Game Information
    Attendance - 8830
    Referees - Greg Kimmerly, Dean Warren
    Linesmen - Greg Devorski, Mark Shewchyk
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