Preds down Caps

Posted on September 28, 2011

Preds down Caps

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Defenseman Shea Weber had a goal and an assist to help the Nashville Predators beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Wednesday night in exhibition play.

The Predators have won four straight to improve to 5-1 in the preseason. The Capitals are 1-3-1.

Colin Wilson, Matt Halischuk and Cal O'Reilly also scored for Nashville.

Mathieu Perreault scored for Washington.

Perreault opened the scoring when he beat Pekka Rinne with a wrist shot at 6:41 of the first period. Wilson tied it in the period with a snap shot that Tomas Vokoun was unable to stop to his glove side.

Wilson has five points in four preseason games.

The Predators made it 2-1 midway through the second period on Halischuk's tip-in.

Weber skated low through the middle to beat Vokoun with 5:23 left in the second.

O'Reily closed the scoring early in the third.