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Hischier scores in debut for Devils

Holtby makes 19 saves for Capitals; Palmieri scores for New Jersey

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Nico Hischier scored in his first game with the New Jersey Devils in their 4-1 preseason win against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center on Monday.

Hischier, the No. 1 pick at the 2017 NHL Draft, beat goalie Vitek Vanecek at 15:46 of the third period.

It was the first preseason game for each team.

Video: WSH@NJD: Hischier nets beautiful backhand goal

Mirco Mueller, Stefan Noesen and Kyle Palmieri scored in the second period for New Jersey. Keith Kinkaid started and allowed one goal on 16 shots. He was relieved midway through the game by Scott Wedgewood, who made 14 saves.

Nathan Walker scored for the Capitals 4:26 into the first period. Braden Holtby allowed one goal on 19 shots; Vanecek, who entered midway through the second period, made 14 saves.

Video: Devils' four unanswered goals best Capitals

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