Formerly with Nashville, Ward scored for the first time since signing a four-year, $12 million free agent contract with the Capitals in the offseason.
Both starting goalies -- Chicago's Corey Crawford and Washington's Vokoun -- made first their appearances of the preseason and played the entire game. Crawford stopped 24 shots and Vokoun made 23 saves.
Vokoun, signed a one-year, $1.5 million free agent contract with Washington over the summer after four seasons with Florida. The 35-year-old is expected to compete for starting goalie duties with 23-year-old Michal Neuvirth.
Ward scored the only goal of the first with 6:18 left in the period when he parked in front of Crawford and deflected Alex Ovechkin's shot from the point.
Stalberg put Chicago ahead 2-1 early in the third with goals on consecutive shifts. Stalberg scored from right side of the crease to tie it at 1 at 3:24 of the third to complete a 2-on-1 break with Saad.
Stalberg put Chicago ahead 2-1 at 6:56 when he circled behind the Washington net and banked the puck in off Vokoun's stick.
Hendricks tied it at 2 with 7:38 left in the third. He burst past the Chicago defense and lofted a backhand past Crawford.
The Blackhawks assigned 11 players to Rockford of the AHL on Friday, including David Toews, younger brother of team captain Jonathan Toews. ... Before the game, the Blackhawks observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 7 plane crash in Russia that killed members of the KHL's Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team. Among those killed in the accident were former Blackhawks Alexander Karpovtsev and Igor Korolev. ... Chicago star forward Patrick Kane, who underwent surgery on his left wrist in July, has yet to play in a preseason game.
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Arena: United Center Location: Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Dean Morton, Dan O'Rourke Linesmen: Derek Amell, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 19,798 (100.4% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Joel Ward (1)
Assists: Alex Ovechkin, Keith Aucoin
No scoring this period
Viktor Stalberg (1)
Assists: Brandon Saad, Brian Fahey
Viktor Stalberg (2)
Assists: Jonathan Toews, Steve Montador
Matt Hendricks (1)
Brandon Saad (1)
Assists: Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith