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RECAP: Blackhawks Fall to Capitals in OT, 4-3

Chicago led twice, but dropped first preseason game of 2019 in OT to Washington

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The Blackhawks dropped their first preseason game of 2019 in overtime to the Washington Capitals on Monday night, 4-3. 

Adam Boqvist and Alex Nylander each scored a goal and an assist in the loss, while Colin Delia stopped 25 of the 29 shots he faced on the night. 


Chicago got off to an early lead as Aleksi Saarela tipped home a blast from Erik Gustafsson at the point at 7:20 of the first. 


Video: CHI@WSH: Saarela redirects home Gustafsson's shot

Washington tied it up to start what would become a back-and-forth second period, as Damien Riat beat Colin Delia in goal at 2:06 of the middle frame. Just over two minutes later, Nylander roofed a backhander following a Boqvist shot from the point to put the visitors up 2-1.

Video: CHI@WSH: Nylander roofs backhand from the doorstep

Goals from Travis Boyd and Aliaksei Protas within 92 seconds of each other in the middle of the second gave the home team a 3-2 lead. That is until Boqvist circled the net and then put a shot in the far, top corner to tie the game 3-3 at 12:46 of the second period.

Video: CHI@WSH: Boqvist roofs wrister from sharp angle

Deadlocked at 3-3, the game headed to overtime, where Tom Wilson scored the winner off the rush at 2:35 of the extra frame. 

The Blackhawks are back in action on Tuesday night as they travel to Detroit for a 6:30 p.m. CT puck drop. You can catch all the action on NBC Sports Chicago+, ESPN Radio 1000 or streaming on NHL.TV and the MyTeamsApp


Blackhawks vs. Capitals - Sept. 16
11 Brendan Perlini
22 Ryan Carpenter
28 Aleksi Saarela
32 Kris Versteeg
36 Matthew Highmore
45 Dylan McLaughlin
47 John Quenneville
57 Anton Wedin
64 David Kampf
67 Jacob Nilsson
92 Alex Nylander
95 Dylan Sikura
27 Adam Boqvist
29 Dennis Gilbert
56 Erik Gustafsson
63 Carl Dahlstrom
68 Slater Koekkoek
74 Nicolas Beaudin
60 Colin Delia
90 Matt Tomkins
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