Chara helps Bruins beat Caps in preseason play

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara puts pressure on Washington Capitals goalie Pheonix Copley, who kicks the puck away as defenseman Connor Carrick (58) watches during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Boston, Wednesday, Sept, 24, 2014. The Bruins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Defenseman Zdeno Chara opened the scoring on a power play with 5:43 left in the third period in the Boston Bruins’ 2-0 exhibition victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Tuukka Rask made 14 saves for Boston in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith completed the shutout with 12 saves in the third. Simon Gagne added an empty-net goal.

Washington’s Braden Holtby made 21 saves in the first two periods and Pheonix Copley added eight saves in the third.

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