RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jakob Vrana scored two goals, including the winner at 4:57 of the third period, in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
T.J. Oshie also scored twice goals for Washington, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves. Sebastian Aho scored twice for Carolina, and Nino Niederreiter added a goal. Petr Mrazek stopped 19 shots.
It was a chippy game throughout, underscored by Washington’s Tom Wilson being assessed a 10-minute misconduct as we all as a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct with 1:17 left in the second period. Following the minor penalty taken against Carolina’s Warren Foegele, Wilson began yelling and gesturing at the Hurricanes’ bench.
Capitals coach Todd Reirden told reporters after the game that a Hurricanes coach yelled at Wilson, inciting the incident. Washington and Carolina met in a seven-game, first-round playoffs series last spring that the Hurricanes won.
Prior to the game, Carolina announced that center Jordan Staal had been named captain, and Jordan Martinook and Jaccob Slavin were selected as alternate captains.
JETS 5, WILD 4
In St. Paul, Minnesota, Josh Morrissey scored at 1:09 of overtime to lift Winnipeg past Jets to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Mathieu Perreault, Adam Lowry, Jack Roslovic and Mason Appleton also scored for Winnipeg. Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit split time in net. Hellebuyck started and allowed three goals on 19 shots in the first two periods, and Brossoit made 15 saves on 16 shots in the third and overtime.
Mikko Koivu, Matt Dumba, Kevin Fiala and Mats Zuccarello scored for Minnesota, and Devan Dubnyk allowed all five Winnipeg goals on 28 shots.
BLUES AT BLUE JACKETS, CANCELED
At Columbus, Ohio, the scheduled game preseason finale between St. Louis and Columbus was canceled because problems with a charter plane prevented the Blues from traveling.
“We regret the inconvenience the cancellation of today’s game will cause our fans, but after discussions with the Blues there was no viable option that would’ve resulted in our being able to play the game today,” Columbus President Mike Priest said in the statement.
Added St. Louis President of Hockey Operations Doug Armstrong: “Due to an unforeseen mechanical issue with our aircraft, we are unable to travel to Columbus for tonight’s game. We apologize to the Blue Jackets and their fans for this inconvenience.”
BLACKHAWKS BEAT EISBAREN BERLIN
In Berlin, Alex Nylander scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Eisbaren Berlin 3-1.
Jonathan Toews scored in the first period for Chicago, and David Kampf added an empty-netter. Patrick Kane had two assists.
Sean Backman had the tying goal for Eisbaren late in the second period.
Corey Crawford started in goal for the Blackhawks and stopped all 16 shots he faced in his half of the game. Robin Lehner had 11 saves on 12 shots.
FLEURY, GOLDEN KNIGHTS SHUT DOWN SHARKS
In Las Vegas, Marc-Andre Fleury made 38 saves to lead the Golden Knights to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in a penalty-filled game.
William Carrier, Jimmy Schuldt, Jonathan Marchessault, Mark Stone and Reilly Smith all scored for Vegas. Schuldt’s power-play goal at 5:47 of the second period stood as the game-winner.
Denil Yurtaykin had San Jose’s lone goal. Martin Jones gave up four goals on 21 shots in the first two periods, and Aaron Dell had seven saves in the third.
The teams, who met in a seven-game, first round series won by the Sharks last spring, combined for 26 penalties totaling 114 minutes. San Jose left wing Evander Kane finished with 27 penalty minutes which included a five-minute major for fighting Valentin Zykov, and two-10 minute majors for abuse of officials. Kane’s teamamte, Kevin Labanc, was also assessed a 10-minute major for abuse of officials.
Vegas’ Deryk Engelland and Max Pacioretty were each assessed 12 minutes worth of penalties.
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