Capitals
Blackhawks
3 - 2 Final - OT
  for this game

Caps top Blackhawks in OT

Sep 20, 2009 - 3:22 AM CHICAGO(AP) -- Mathieu Perreault sent a loose puck past Chicago goalie Cristobal Huet at 4:48 of overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 preseason win over the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Kyle Wilson and Chris Clark each had a goal and assist for Washington, 2-0-0 in exhibition play.

Wilson ripped in a low shot from the slot to tie the game at 2 with 2:47 left in the third period to set up overtime.

Chicago's Patrick Sharp and Jack Skille scored to give the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead in their preseason opener. Huet finished with 27 saves.

Washington rookie Michal Neuvirth stopped 24 shots.

Chicago's lineup was made up mostly of regulars from last season, when the Blackhawks had 104 points and reached the Western Conference finals. The Capitals' lineup included mostly younger players and prospects.

Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's goal-scoring leader last season with 56, was a healthy scratch for the second straight game.

Sharp opened the scoring 4:52 in on a rebound of Dustin Byfuglien's shot. Skille gave Chicago a 2-0 lead at 5:54 of the second on a rising, screened shot from right wing.

Clark cut it to 2-1 midway through the second, when his centering pass intended for Wilson deflected in off the skate of Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook.

A Blackhawks' preseason record 19,734 fans a sellout attended the game in the newly reconfigured United Center.

Notes: Chicago center Dave Bolland remains out with a lower-back injury. ... Washington right wings Eric Fehr and Tomas Fleischmann have undisclosed injuries. All three were regulars for their teams last season.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 1 1 1 3
    CHICAGO 1 1 0 0 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - PATRICK SHARP 1 (DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN, DUNCAN KEITH) 4:52
    2ND PRD: CHI - JACK SKILLE 1 (DUNCAN KEITH, BEN EAGER) 5:54
    WAS - CHRIS CLARK 1 (TOM POTI, KYLE WILSON) 9:39
    3RD PRD: WAS

    Sep 20 2:27 AM


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    WASHINGTON 3
    CHICAGO 2 FINAL

    Sep 19 11:04 PM


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    Washington
    0 1 1 1 --3
    Chicago 1 1 0 0 --2
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Chicago, Patrick Sharp 1 (Dustin
    Byfuglien, Duncan Keith), 04:52. Penalties: O Osala, Was (holding),
    5:52; B Pothier, Was (high-sticking), 12:58; J Erskine, Was
    (high-sticking), 18:20.



    Sep 19 11:04 PM


  • -------------------------------------------------
    Washington
    0 1 1 1 --3
    Chicago 1 1 0 0 --2
    -------------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Chicago, Patrick Sharp 1 (Dustin
    Byfuglien, Duncan Keith), 04:52. Penalties: O Osala, Was (holding),
    5:52; B Pothier, Was (high-sticking), 12:58; J Erskine, Was
    (high-sticking), 18:20.



    Sep 19 11:04 PM


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    WASHINGTON 3
    CHICAGO 2 FINAL

    Capitals 3, Blackhawks 2  OT - 15:12Sep 19 11:03 PM


  • -------------------------------------------
    Washington
    0 1 1 --2
    Chicago 1 1 0 --2
    -------------------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Chicago, Patrick Sharp 1 (Dustin
    Byfuglien, Duncan Keith), 04:52. Penalties: O Osala, Was (holding),
    5:52; B Pothier, Was (high-sticking), 12:58; J Erskine, Was
    (high-sticking), 18:20.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring

    Sep 19 10:56 PM
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    Capitals 2, Blackhawks 2  End of Reg.Sep 19 10:56 PM


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    WASHINGTON 2
    CHICAGO 2 03:47 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Capitals 2, Blackhawks 2  3rd - 3:47Sep 19 10:49 PM
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    Capitals 2, Blackhawks 2  3rd - 3:47Sep 19 10:49 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    CHICAGO 2 00:00 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sep 19 10:00 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    CHICAGO 2 10:21 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Capitals 1, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 10:21Sep 19 9:43 PM


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    WASHINGTON 0
    CHICAGO 2 14:06 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Capitals 0, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 14:06Sep 19 9:36 PM


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    Washington
    0 --0
    Chicago 1 --1
    ---------------------------------

    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Chicago, Patrick Sharp 1 (Dustin
    Byfuglien, Duncan Keith), 04:52. Penalties: O Osala, Was (holding),
    5:52; B Pothier, Was (high-sticking), 12:58; J Erskine, Was
    (high-sticking), 18:20.

    Shots on goal:
    ---------------------------------
    Washington

    Sep 19 9:10 PM


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    WASHINGTON 0
    CHICAGO 1 15:08 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Capitals 0, Blackhawks 1  1st - 15:08Sep 19 8:44 PM