Devils clip Capitals for preseason-opening victory

WASHINGTON — Nico Hischier scored on a strength play with 1:12 left to lift New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 win over the Washington Capitals.

Yegor Sharangovich, Jack Hughes, Alexander Holtz, and Dawson Mercer also scored for New Jersey.

Nico Hischier, who scored the game-winning goal, celebrates with Nico Daws during the Devils’ 5-4 preseason win over the Capitals.

Jonathan Bernier allowed all four Washington goals on 17 shots in the first two periods. Nico Daws stopped all 10 shots he faced in the third.

John Carlson scored twice for the Capitals, and T.J. Oshie and Mike Vecchione additional a goal apiece. Zach Fucale stopped 12 of 15 shots in the first two periods, and Ilya Samsonov gave up two goals on eight shots in the third.

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