Justin Faulk’s power-play goal -- sound familiar? -- gave the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-1 overtime win Monday over the Washington Capitlas in their first preseason game at the Verizon Center.
Faulk’s goal came on a 4-on-3 power play after the Caps’ Chandler Stephenson was called for holding Canes defenseman Jaccob Slavin at 3:15 of overtime. Faulk’s first 12 goals last season came on the power play.
Patrick Brown scored at 19:14 of the first for the Canes and Madison Bowey tied it for the Caps at 13:58 of the third. Bowey’s score came on a power play after Carolina forward Valentin Zykov was called for interference.
Eddie Lack started in net for the Canes and played the first two periods, stopping all 16 shots. Alex Nedeljkovic took over in the third and stopped nine of 10 shots.
Faulk had a game-high 27:06 of playing time Monday and center Jordan Staal had 21:20 of ice time.
Slavin and Bryan Bickell earned assists on Brown’s goal in the first. Andrew Poturalski and Jake Chelios had the assists on Faulk’s winner.
The Canes had more NHL regulars in the lineup than the Caps for the first preseason game. Both head coaches — the Canes’ Bill Peters and Barry Trotz of the Caps — were in Toronto for the World Cup as assistant coaches for Team Canada.
Forward Julien Gauthier, one of the Canes’ two first-round draft picks, had 8:20 of playing time.
The Canes have another preseason road game Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Goalie Cam Ward is expected to start.