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Toews scores lone shootout goal, Blackhawks top Capitals 5-4

WASHINGTON – Jonathan Toews scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in an NHL preseason game Friday night.

Toews played his first preseason game after being sidelined by a lower body injury.

Alex Ovechkin’s first goal of the preseason, a power-play tally at 8:17 of the third period, lifted the Capitals into a 4-4 tie.

Dylan Olsen had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which also got goals from Jeremy Morin, Brad Winchester and Brandon Bollig. Antti Raanta made 26 saves through overtime.

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Niklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson and Eric Fehr also scored for the Capitals. Marcus Johansson had two assists.

Michael Neuvirth played the first 30:01 for Washington, allowing three goals on 17 shots. David Leggio stopping 16 of 17 shots in relief.