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.
|6:29||Eric Fehr - Assists: Mike Green and Marcus Johansson|
|:23||Power Play - Brooks Laich - Assist: Eric Fehr|
|2:02||Kyle Wilson - Assist: Chris Clark|
|14:03||Power Play - Nick Holden - Assists: David Savard and Mike Blunden|
|1:11||Nicklas Backstrom - Assists: Alex Ovechkin and Mike Green|
|4:12||Power Play - Chris Clark - Assists: Rostislav Klesla and Derek MacKenzie|
|5:02||Eric Fehr - Assists: Mathieu Perreault and Alex Ovechkin|
|19:07||Alexander Semin - Assist: Alex Ovechkin|
|2:00||Nate Guenin: fighting - major|
|2:00||Tyler Sloan: roughing - minor|
|2:00||Tyler Sloan: fighting - major|
|9:57||Chris Clark: diving - minor|
|9:57||Andrew Gordon: interference - minor|
|13:32||Andrew Gordon: holding stick - minor|
|:13||Mike Blunden: high-sticking - double-minor|
|6:11||Tom Poti: tripping - minor|
|12:22||Tyler Sloan: hooking - minor|
|2:27||Tyler Sloan: interference - minor|
|11:16||Nick Holden: interference - minor|
|11:16||Alex Ovechkin: roughing - double-minor|
|12:05||Alexander Semin: cross-checking - minor|
|13:52||Tom Sestito: tripping - minor|
|13:52||Maksim Mayorov: roughing - minor|
|Shots on Goal|
|Attendance - 17496|
|Referees - Paul Devorski, Frederick L'Ecuyer|
|Linesmen - Brian Murphy, Derek Nansen|