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Jaccob Slavin gives Hurricanes win in shootout

Defenseman scores to defeat Capitals in Carolina's preseason finale @NHL

Slavin's backhanded winner

WSH@CAR: Slavin's backhander wins it in the shootout

Jaccob Slavin makes a nice deke before going top shelf with a backhanded shot to beat Braden Holtby and give the Hurricanes a shootout win

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Defenseman Jaccob Slavin scored the winning goal in a shootout to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory against the Washington Capitals in a preseason game at PNC Arena on Friday. 

Jeff Skinner and Teuvo Teravainen also scored shootout goals for Carolina. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky scored for the Capitals. 

Goalie Cam Ward made 22 saves, including one in the shootout. Defenseman Noah Hanifin scored a power-play goal and had an assist for the Hurricanes, which ended preseason play Friday. They open the regular season against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-CR). 

Defenseman John Carlson had a power-play goal and an assist, and Dmitry Orlov had two assists for Washington. Goalie Braden Holtby made 29 saves. 

The Capitals wrap up the preseason Sunday against the New York Islanders at Verizon Center.

Video: WSH@CAR: Hanifin's slap shot eludes Holtby for PPG

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