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Green, Neuvirth lead Caps past Hawks

Sunday, 10.02.2011 / 8:02 PM

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Green, Neuvirth lead Caps past Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks 1, Washington Capitals 4
The Washington Capitals looked very solid in their final preseason tuneup Sunday afternoon.

Mike Green had a goal and an assist, and Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 shots as the Caps beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 at the Verizon Center in the preseason finale for both teams.

Corey Crawford had 32 saves for the Blackhawks, who went 2-4-1 in the preseason.

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 cut 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 shorthanded, empty-net goal.

Chicago rested several regulars, including Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. Washington was without centers Matt Hendricks and Jeff Halpern.

The Blackhawks will open the regular season Friday at Dallas. The Capitals, who went 3-3-1 in the preseason, will host Carolina on Saturday.

Material from wire services was used in this report.
scoring summary
1st Period
11:18
WSH
Mathieu Perreault (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Green (1)
1 - 0 WSH
16:41
WSH
Brooks Laich (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Joel Ward (1), Jason Chimera (1)
2 - 0 WSH
17:11
CHI
PPG - Marian Hossa (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Kane (1), Andrew Brunette (1)
2 - 1 WSH
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
16:49
WSH
PPG - Mike Green (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Ovechkin (1), Troy Brouwer (1)
3 - 1 WSH
18:47
WSH
SHG - EN - Jay Beagle (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 1 WSH
penalty summary
1st Period
11:58
CHI
Brandon Pirri  Tripping  - 2 min against  Marcus Johansson
14:05
CHI
Patrick Kane  Hooking  - 2 min against  Marcus Johansson
16:57
WSH
Brooks Laich  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Corey Crawford
19:45
CHI
Bryan Bickell  Tripping  - 2 min against  Brooks Laich
2nd Period
13:18
WSH
Joel Ward  Holding  - 2 min against  John Scott
16:10
WSH
Karl Alzner  Interference  - 2 min against  Jamal Mayers
3rd Period
02:36
CHI
Rostislav Olesz  Hooking  - 2 min against  Troy Brouwer
06:00
WSH
Dennis Wideman  Hooking  - 2 min against  Peter LeBlanc
12:37
CHI
Peter LeBlanc served by Daniel Carcillo  Match penalty  - 10 min against  Alexander Semin
16:21
CHI
Marian Hossa  Slashing  - 2 min against  Mathieu Perreault
18:38
WSH
Roman Hamrlik  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
goalie stats
Corey Crawford
SA: 35TOI: 59:51
GA: 3SV%: .914
Michal Neuvirth
SA: 29TOI: 59:30
GA: 1SV%: .966