Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

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

Blue Jackets 1

(3-2-1, 7 pts)

Capitals 3

(1-2-1, 3 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 26, 2011

Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia

1 2 3 T
CBJ 0 0 11
WSH 2 1 03

M. Perreault (Capitals - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

C. Bourque (Capitals - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

C. Eakin (Capitals - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 1

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Matthieu Perreault, Chris Borque and Cody Eakin -- all in top contention for the Washington Capitals' final regular season roster spot -- combined for six points Monday in a 3-1 preseason victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Perreault had a goal and an assist, Borque had three assists, and Eakin scored a goal. All contributed on Eakin's goal that made it 2-0 in the first period as they make their cases for a place on the Capitals' talented-stock team.

Dennis Wideman added a power-play goal in the first. Perreault scored with the man advantage in the second.

The Capitals fielded a lineup that was close to full-strength, while the Blue Jackets left many top players home. Vinny Prospal scored for Columbus in the third period.

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