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Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Associated Press

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Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3
Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Washington Capitals 5

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 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.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:29
WSH
Eric Fehr (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Green (1), Marcus Johansson (1)
1 - 0 WSH
2nd Period
00:23
WSH
PPG - Brooks Laich (1) Slapshot - ASST: Eric Fehr (1)
2 - 0 WSH
02:02
CBJ
SHG - Kyle Wilson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Clark (1)
2 - 1 WSH
14:03
CBJ
PPG - Nick Holden (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Savard (1), Mike Blunden (1)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
01:11
WSH
Nicklas Backstrom (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Ovechkin (1), Mike Green (2)
3 - 2 WSH
04:12
CBJ
PPG - Chris Clark (1) Slapshot - ASST: Rostislav Klesla (1), Derek MacKenzie (1)
3 - 3 Tie
05:02
WSH
Eric Fehr (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mathieu Perreault (1), Alex Ovechkin (2)
4 - 3 WSH
19:07
WSH
EN - Alexander Semin (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Ovechkin (3)
5 - 3 WSH
penalty summary
1st Period
02:00
WSH
Tyler Sloan  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Nate Guenin
02:00
CBJ
Nate Guenin  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Tyler Sloan
02:00
WSH
Tyler Sloan served by Eric Fehr  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nate Guenin
09:57
WSH
Andrew Gordon  Interference  - 2 min against  Chris Clark
09:57
CBJ
Chris Clark  Diving  - 2 min against  Andrew Gordon
13:32
WSH
Andrew Gordon  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Tom Sestito
2nd Period
00:13
CBJ
Mike Blunden  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Mike Green
00:13
CBJ
Mike Blunden  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Mike Green
06:11
WSH
Tom Poti  Tripping  - 2 min against  Tom Sestito
12:22
WSH
Tyler Sloan  Hooking  - 2 min against  Derek MacKenzie
3rd Period
02:27
WSH
Tyler Sloan  Interference  - 2 min against  Ben Guite
11:16
CBJ
Nick Holden  Interference  - 2 min against  Mike Knuble
11:16
WSH
Alex Ovechkin served by Eric Fehr  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nick Holden
11:16
WSH
Alex Ovechkin  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nick Holden
12:05
WSH
Alexander Semin  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Mike Blunden
13:52
CBJ
Maksim Mayorov  Roughing  - 2 min against  Marcus Johansson
13:52
CBJ
Tom Sestito  Tripping  - 2 min against  John Erskine
goalie stats
Mathieu Garon
SA: 37TOI: 59:44
GA: 4SV%: .892
Michal Neuvirth
SA: 26TOI: 59:59
GA: 3SV%: .885