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WASHINGTON 1, PHILADELPHIA 0

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kris Beech scored with 3:41 remaining in the
third period to give the Washington Capitals a 1-0 preseason
victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.

Beech circled behind the net and stuffed a wraparound shot past
Flyers goalie Robert Esche, who finished with 32 saves.

Brent Johnson had 26 saves for the Capitals (3-1-1), who had two
victories in four days over Philadelphia (1-5).

Reigning Calder Trophy winner Alexander Ovechkin had three shots
in both the first and third periods, but did not score for
Washington. Capitals center Dainius Zubrus, a former Flyers player
who underwent knee surgery during the offseason, made his preseason
debut and took two shots during his 19:45 on the ice.

Flyers defenseman Denis Gauthier was shaken up with 8:24
remaining in the second period when he took a knee to the head from
Ovechkin. Gauthier was helped off the ice and did not return.