March 4, 2012; Washington DC, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) checks Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman (6) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Flyers Vs. Capitals: Ilya Bryzgalov, Flyers Blank Caps 1-0

Ilya Bryzgalov makes 34 saves as the Flyers hand Washington a 2nd straight shutout loss.

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Flyers Vs. Capitals Final Score: Washington's Scoreless Streak Continues As Flyers Win 1-0

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 34 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers handed the Washington Capitals their second straight shutout loss by the score of 1-0 Sunday night at the Verizon Center.

The loss extended Washington's scoreless streak to 120 minutes dating back to Alex Ovechkin's game-winning goal in overtime against the New York Islanders Tuesday night.

Eric Wellwood scored the only goal of the game with 7:51 gone in the second period as he redirected Pavel Kubina's point shot past Michael Neuvirth, who made 22 saves in taking the hard-luck loss.

Washington outshot the Flyers in every period, but simply could not find a way past Bryzgalov as he denied multiple scoring opportunities. Philadelphia finished the game off with a masterful final minute of forechecking as the Caps couldn't even advance the puck past the red line despite pulling Neuvirth for an extra skater.

The loss dropped Washington five points behind the Florida Panthers for first place in the Southeast Division. Florida defeated Ottawa 4-2 earlier Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Washington remains a point behind the Winnipeg Jets in the race for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, though the Capitals do have a game in hand on the Jets, who next play at home against the Buffalo Sabres Monday night.


Flyers Vs. Capitals: Alex Ovechkin Benched As Flyers Take 1-0 Lead

The Washington Capitals' struggles are starting to play like a broken record.

After dominating puck possession throughout the game, the Philadelphia Flyers struck first and have a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Washington had the puck in the offensive zone throughout the first half of the period, but it was Eric Wellwood who put Philadelphia up 1-0 at 7:51. Alex Ovechkin was not playing sound defense on Pavel Kubina, who took advantage of such and passed to Wellwood, who tipped the puck past Michal Neuvirth for his second goal of the season.

Ovechkin was benched for all but 1:01 for the rest of the period after his porous defense, sitting on the end of the bench.

Washington holds a 22-14 shot advantage.


Flyers Vs. Capitals: Physical First Period Ends Scoreless

When the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals face off, it is sure to be an intense game and Sunday has not disappointed so far.

There is no score between the Flyers and Caps after 20 minutes, but there has been some aggressive hockey on both ends of the ice.

There have been 20 combined shots (the Caps had 12) as well as 21 hits. The Caps utilized a strong forecheck to keep the Flyers pinned down in the zone, while the Flyers have made it a point to hit everything wearing red.

Things came to a head early in the period when Troy Brouwer and Scott Hartnell dropped the gloves. After Brouwer took out Erik Gustafsson along the boards, Hartnell objected to the hit and he and Brouwer squared off. Both got their shots in before Brouwer took Hartnell to the ice.

The Flyers had one power play chance, but did not convert.


Flyers Vs. Capitals Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio And More

The Washington Capitals had their winning streak snapped in dominating fashion as they went down to the New Jersey Devils 5-0. This loss snapped the nice three-game winning streak the Caps were on to rebound from their three-game losing streak. They'll have a tough matchup with the Flyers at home on Sunday night, especially since the Caps could be without the services of goalie Tomas Vokoun, who's day-to-day dealing with an injury.

The Flyers on the other hand are coming off a 6-3 victory over the Islanders and will be looking to get off their rough back and forth stretch by notching two wins in a row to get a streak going. It could get a little easier to do so for the Flyers if the Caps have to roll with Sergey Kocharov in the net.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, March 4, 7:00 P.M. ET

Location: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Radio: WFED-1500

We'll have more updates about Thursday's game in this StoryStream. Remember to visit Japers' Rink and SB Nation D.C. for complete Capitals coverage. Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly offer the perspective from the Flyers' side.


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