Columbus at Washington

    Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3

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    WASHINGTON -- Eric Fehr had two goals and an assist, Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green each had two assists, and the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight preseason win.

    Brooks Laich, Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals (5-0-0), vying for their first perfect preseason.

    Kyle Wilson, Nick Holden and Chris Clark scored for the Blue Jackets (3-4-0).

    Fehr scored the first and fourth goals for the Capitals. His tiebreaking goal -- at 5:02 of the third period -- came when he took a pass from Mathieu Perreault and beat Mathieu Garon. Fehr's first goal made it 1-0 at 6:29 of the first period.

    Ovechkin, playing his second game of the preseason, and Green had assists on a goal from Backstrom that gave Washington a 3-2 lead 71 seconds into the third period.

    Ovechkin, who added another assist on a last-minute empty-net goal by Semin, was involved in a third-period skirmish with Columbus' Nick Holden and sent off the ice for a 4-minute roughing penalty.

    The Blue Jackets' Mike Blunden was called for a 4-minute high-sticking penalty just 13 seconds into the second period and Laich gave Washington a 2-0 lead 10 seconds later.

    Wilson's short-handed goal cut Washington's lead to 2-1, and Holden's score tied the game at 2 at 14:03 of the second.

    After Backstrom's backhanded flip gave the Capitals a 3-2 lead early in the third, Clark tied the score at 4:12.

    The Capitals will try to complete their perfect preseason on Sunday against Nashville. They've outscored their opponents 20-9.

    Columbus' preseason will end with a hectic few days. This was the second of back-to-back-to back games. The Blue Jackets (3-4-0) beat the Wild 4-2 at Minnesota on Thursday night and will host Atlanta on Saturday before flying to Sweden for a game with the Malmo Redhawks on Tuesday.

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    Scoreboard
    Columbus0213
    Washington «1135
    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    6:29Eric Fehr - Assists: Mike Green and Marcus Johansson
    2nd Period
    :23Power Play - Brooks Laich - Assist: Eric Fehr
    2:02Kyle Wilson - Assist: Chris Clark
    14:03Power Play - Nick Holden - Assists: David Savard and Mike Blunden
    3rd Period
    1:11Nicklas Backstrom - Assists: Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green
    4:12Power Play - Chris Clark - Assists: Rostislav Klesla and Derek MacKenzie
    5:02Eric Fehr - Assists: Mathieu Perreault and Alex Ovechkin
    19:07Alexander Semin - Assist: Alex Ovechkin
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    2:00Nate Guenin: fighting - major
    2:00Tyler Sloan: roughing - minor
    2:00Tyler Sloan: fighting - major
    9:57Chris Clark: diving - minor
    9:57Andrew Gordon: interference - minor
    13:32Andrew Gordon: holding stick - minor
    2nd Period
    :13Mike Blunden: high-sticking - double-minor
    6:11Tom Poti: tripping - minor
    12:22Tyler Sloan: hooking - minor
    3rd Period
    2:27Tyler Sloan: interference - minor
    11:16Nick Holden: interference - minor
    11:16Alex Ovechkin: roughing - double-minor
    12:05Alexander Semin: cross-checking - minor
    13:52Tom Sestito: tripping - minor
    13:52Maksim Mayorov: roughing - minor
    Shots on Goal
     123OTT
    Columbus6119-26
    Washington91316-38
    Goalies
    GoalieMINSSGA
    Mathieu Garon59:44334
    Michal Neuvirth59:59233
    Game Information
    Attendance - 17496
    Referees - Paul Devorski, Frederick L'Ecuyer
    Linesmen - Brian Murphy, Derek Nansen
     
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