WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Bruins Friday night in Boston’s preseason finale.

Alex Ovechkin tied it for Washington with 2:34 left in regulation.

Philip Grubauer made six saves for the Capitals in the first period, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots the rest of the way.

Loui Eriksson scored for Boston. Tukka Rask made 15 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped 13 shots in the third and overtime.

BLUE JACKETS 6, SABRES 4: Oliver Bjorkstrand had two goals and an assist for Columbus at Buffalo.

DEVILS 3, FLYERS 2: Jacob Josefson scored the tying goal with 3:31 left in regulation and added the only goal in a shootout to lead host New Jersey.

HURRICANES 2, PENGUINS 1: Cam Ward made 34 saves to help Carolina beat visiting Pittsburgh.


BLACKHAWKS: Chicago placed high-priced forward Bryan Bickell on waivers after the rugged forward was the focus of trade speculation this summer.

Bickell signed a four-year, $16 million contract after helping Chicago win a championship in 2013, but his production dropped off last year when he finished with 14 goals and 28 points in 80 games. Bickell experienced vertigo, which forced him to miss most of Chicago’s Stanley Cup final series against Tampa Bay.

Teams had 24 hours to claim Bickell. If no team claims him, Bickell can be reassigned to AHL Rockford and Chicago would gain $950,000 of salary-cap room, precious space for a team counting every penny it is spending against the $71.4 million cap.

RED WINGS: Defenseman Danny DeKeyser will be out three to four weeks with a sprained ligament in his left foot.

DeKeyser was hurt in the third period of Wednesday night’s game against at Pittsburgh. He had two goals and 29 assists in 80 games last year.

 First-round pick Evgeny Svechnikov agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal. Detroit drafted the Russian winger 19th overall. He is playing for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

RANGERS: New York waived defenseman Raphael Diaz and forward Jayson Megna in reducing its roster to 23 players.

The decisions mean that rookies Oscar Lindberg and Dylan McIlrath will be on the Rangers’ opening night roster next week.