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Blackhawks score 3 in 3rd, beat Capitals in opener
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FILE - In this June 24, 2013 file photo, the Chicago Blackhawks pose with the Stanley Cup after beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Boston. There are old faces in new places, new rules and a daunting challenge facing the Blackhawks, who attempt to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champs in 15 years. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 1, 2013, 11:14 pm

CHICAGO (AP) Brandon Saad, Johnny Oduya and Marian Hossa scored in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks kicked off their Stanley Cup title defense with a 6-4 victory over Mikhail Grabovsky and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.

Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook and Brandon Bollig also scored as Chicago won its first game for the second straight season. Corey Crawford made 28 saves, including a couple of huge stops when the Blackhawks killed off a late 5-on-3 power play.

Grabovsky had three goals and an assist in his first game since he signed with Washington in August. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist, but the Capitals were unable to protect a third-period lead.

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