Final OT

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Wednesday, September 21st
Blue Jackets4
Game 2: Monday, September 26th
Blue Jackets1Final

Capitals 3

(0-2-1, 1 pts)

Blue Jackets 4

(2-1-0, 4 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 21, 2011

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 OT T
WSH 1 0 2 03
CBJ 1 1 1 14

M. Mayorov (Blue Jackets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

D. Savard (Blue Jackets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

A. Giroux (Blue Jackets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Blue Jackets 4, Capitals 3, OT

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Alexandre Giroux scored on the power play with 2:24 left in overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets survived a late Washington rally to beat the Capitals 4-3 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

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

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

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.

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