Columbus’ Giroux scores OT winner after late Caps’ rally for 4-3 win

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Alexandre Giroux scored on the power play with 2:26 into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets survived a late Washington rally to beat the Capitals 4-3 in a pre-season game Wednesday night.

Maksim Mayorov had a goal and an assist, and Cam Atkinson and David Savard also scored for Columbus.

Jeff Halpern and Roman Hamrlik both had a goal and assist, and Andrew Carroll scored for Washington. Alex Ovechkin didn’t play for the Capitals.

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Carroll and Hamrlik scored through traffic in the final 2:26 of regulation to make it 3-3.

Steven Mason went the distance for Columbus, finishing with 27 saves. The Capitals’ Braden Holtby played the first two periods and stopped 12 of 14 shots.