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The Washington Capitals raced out to a 4-0 lead and held on in the third period for a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers in the final pre-season game for both teams. The Caps open Thursday in Boston against the Bruins.
Brooks Laich had a goal and an assist for the Capitals as they built a 4-0 lead after two periods. Washington also got goals from Alexander Semin, Chris Bourke and Mike Knuble. Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots.
Artem Anisimov, Evgeny Grachev and Donald Brashear scored for the Rangers in the third. New York out shot the Caps 31-28, including a 20-4 advantage in the third.