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Blackhawks top Capitals in shootout

Saturday, 09.21.2013 / 12:43 AM
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Blackhawks top Capitals in shootout
Chicago Blackhawks 5, Washington Capitals 4
Three Stars of the Game
Nicklas Backstrom
1st
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 18:38
Marcus Johansson
2nd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:17
Dylan Olsen
3rd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 21:21

The Chicago Blackhawks let their reserves handle the scoring during regulation. When their game against the Washington Capitals got into a shootout, they brought out their star.

Jonathan Toews, one of the most successful shootout scorers in NHL history, had the only goal in the tiebreaker when the Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 5-4 Friday night at Verizon Center.

Toews, 27 for 55 in shootouts during the regular season, beat Washington rookie goalie David Leggio in the opening round of the tiebreaker. It was Toews' first preseason game after missing three with a lower-body injury.

Chicago rookie goalie Antti Raanta denied all three Washington attempts, ending the game by stopping Nicklas Backstrom's wrist shot.

Washington has gone to a shootout in all four of its preseason games, winning the first two. Chicago was coming off a 4-3 home shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday and left many of its regular at home.

"I thought we played a good game," Quenneville said. "I thought coming in here with a lineup that might have looked like we were [up] against it, we found a way to get something out of it."

Backstrom opened the scoring 1:23 into the game, but Chicago tied it before intermission on a goal by Drew Olsen and went ahead 3:58 into the second on a goal by Jeremy Morin.

Tom Wilson, Washington's first-round pick in 2012, tied the game at 6:35; goals by Brad Winchester and Brandon Bollig in a span of 6:39 put Chicago ahead 4-2. Eric Fehr's goal late in the second got Washington within one, and Alex Ovechkin's power-play blast at 8:17 of the third made overtime necessary.

"There were a lot of positives about this game," Capitals coach Adam Oates said. "Obviously we want to win, but so many good things happened. There's a lot of positive reinforcement tomorrow at practice – video, all the little things we can teach. Tonight, [assistant coach] Calle [Johansson] and I were talking late in the game on the bench, that there were so many good things that we can talk about."

scoring summary
1st Period
01:23
WSH
Nicklas Backstrom (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Marcus Johansson (1), John Carlson (1)
1 - 0 WSH
13:47
CHI
Dylan Olsen (1) Snap shot - ASST: Marcus Kruger (1), Jimmy Hayes (1)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
03:58
CHI
Jeremy Morin (1) Snap shot - ASST: Klas Dahlbeck (1)
2 - 1 CHI
06:35
WSH
Tom Wilson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andre Burakovsky (1)
2 - 2 Tie
10:01
CHI
Brad Winchester (1) Snap shot - ASST: Dylan Olsen (1), Jonathan Toews (1)
3 - 2 CHI
16:40
CHI
Brandon Bollig (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Adam Clendening (1), Ryan Hartman (1)
4 - 2 CHI
17:59
WSH
Eric Fehr (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Chimera (1), Joel Ward (1)
4 - 3 CHI
3rd Period
08:17
WSH
PPG - Alex Ovechkin (1) Slapshot - ASST: John Carlson (2), Marcus Johansson (2)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
00:00
CHI
Jonathan Toews (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 4 Tie
Shootout
RNDWSHCHITOTAL
1J. Chimera
J. Toews
4 - 4
2A. Ovechkin
R. Hartman
4 - 4
3N. Backstrom
4 - 4
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
13:04
WSH
Tom Wilson  Fighting  - 5 min against  Kyle Beach
13:04
CHI
Kyle Beach  Fighting  - 5 min against  Tom Wilson
3rd Period
05:41
WSH
Nicklas Backstrom  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Jimmy Hayes
06:36
CHI
Brad Winchester  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  John Carlson
11:07
WSH
Connor Carrick  Holding  - 2 min against  Marcus Kruger
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
NONE
goalie stats
Antti Raanta
SA: 30TOI: 65:00
GA: 4SV%: .867
Michal Neuvirth
SA: 17TOI: 30:01
GA: 3SV%: .824
David Leggio
SA: 17TOI: 34:59
GA: 1SV%: .941