The Capitals took on the Carolina Hurricanes in their preseason finale, and gained some momentum for the regular season.
Alex Ovechkin saw defenseman John Carlson in trouble and decided to do something about it.
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The Capitals had a lot of work to do on special teams but pulled out a lopsided win in their preseason finale.