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Date of game: 10/5/2014

Recap: Washington vs. Carolina

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Troy Brouwer and Brooks Laich each had a goal and an assist to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in the preseason finale for both teams on Sunday.

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jason Chimera also scored, while Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik each added two helpers apiece for Washington, which will open the regular season at home against Montreal on Thursday.

Braden Holtby made 19 saves in the win.

Jiri Tlusty and John-Michael Liles both lit the lamp and Anton Khudobin allowed all five goals on 38 shots for the Hurricanes, who will host the New York Islanders in their regular season opener on Friday.

Game Notes

Bethune-Cookman elevates Sims to football coach

Bethune-Cookman University didn't need have to look far to keep continuity in its successful Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football program.

Chargers put G Troutman on IR

The San Diego Chargers will be without starting guard Johnnie Troutman if they reach the playoffs, with the team placing the third-year pro on injured reserve Monday.

Pirates win bidding process on SS Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang.

Horford, Aldridge are NBA Players of the Week

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford and Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge were named the NBA Players of the Week on Monday.

Penguins send three home to be tested for mumps

The Penguins announced Monday that forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss were sent back to Pittsburgh to be tested for mumps.

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