Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber, right, is congratulated after scoring against the Washington Capitals in the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. From left to right, are: Craig Smith (15); Martin Erat, of the Czech Republic; Ryan Suter; Sergei Kostitsyn (74), of Belarus; and Weber. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Defenceman 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 pre-season. 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 pre-season 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.