The Chicago Blackhawks lost their last exhibition game to the Washington Capitals on Sunday 1-4 at the Verizon Center, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Two late Chicago penalties stretched a close game into an insurmountable lead for the Capitals.
Peter LeBlanc was charged with a match penalty for a hit to the head, and will likely be suspended by new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, reported the Associated Press.
Washington's Mike Green scored the dagger with just three minutes to play and a 5-3 advantage, thanks to a slashing call on Marian Hossa.
"It was a tough loss but we did lots of good things against a really good team," Hossa said, reported the Chicago Tribune.