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Hischier scores again for Devils in win against Capitals

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Hischier's nice snap shot

NJD@WSH: Hischier fires one short side past Holtby

Nico Hischier receives the puck in the circle and fires it short side past Braden Holtby for his fourth goal of the preseason

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Nico Hischier had a goal and two assists in the first period of the New Jersey Devils' 4-1 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena.

Hischier, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, scored 2:21 into the game. He then assisted on goals by Will Butcher (5:03) and Drew Stafford (14:19) to help the Devils build a 4-0, first-period lead. Jimmy Hayes scored a power-play goal at 9:02.

Cory Schneider made 22 saves for New Jersey, who finished the preseason 5-1-1. The Devils open the regular season Oct. 7 at home against the Colorado Avalanche.

Tyler Graovac scored at 2:41 of the second period for Washington. Braden Holtby made 29 saves.

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