Green lifts Caps past Jets

Mike Green scored in the fourth round of a shootout and former

Belleville Bulls goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped all four Winnipeg

attempts in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 victory over the Jets on

Saturday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin briefly left the game in first

period after taking a high stick to the face from Jets defenseman

Ben Chiarot.

 

Jack Hillen, Stanislav Galiev and Troy Brouwer scored in

regulation for Washington. Grubauer made 25 saves after taking over

for Braden Holtby midway through the second period.

Evander Kane scored twice for Winnipeg, and Scott Kosmachuk

added a goal. Edward Pasquale, also a former Belleville goalie,

made 36 saves for the Jets.