Capitals Vs. Flyers: Washington Adds A Point In 2-1 Shootout Loss To Philadelphia

The Washington Capitals had plenty of chances to clinch their second straight impressive road win but the Flyers held them off and edged out a 2-1 shootout victory.

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Capitals Vs. Flyers Recap: Washington Falls To Philadelaphia In Shootout, 2-1

The Washington Capitals added a point in Philadelphia on Thursday night after falling 2-1 to the Flyers in a shootout. The Caps had plenty of chances to take a lead throughout the second and third periods, but they simply could not convert quality scoring chances. Braden Holtby was solid in net and during overtime. The Flyers put on a mad scramble in front of the net as the final seconds ticked off, but Holtby held strong and sent it into the extra session.

Matt Read led off the shootout for Philly and beat Holtby with a wrist shot. But Matt Hendricks immediately answered with one of his patented beautiful moves to fake Ilya Bryzgalov out of his pads and even it up. Alex Ovechkin had a chance to give the Caps an advantage in the second round and snaked around as approached the Flyers' netminder. But Ovie's backhand was well wide of the post. Wayne Simonds gave the Flyers the advantage when he fired a rocket under the glove of Holtby in the top of the fourth round. With a chance to send it to the fifth, Troy Brouwer went low and Bryzgalov stuffed it with his pad for the 2-1 shootout win.

The Caps now come home for a huge division matchup against the Jets on Friday night.

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Capitals Vs. Flyers Score Update: Washington Puts The Pressure On But Philadelphia Evens It Up

After two periods of play at Wells Fargo Center, the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers are tied 1-1. The Flyers evened it up six minutes into the second period on Claude Giroux's 27th goal of the season.

Washington has out-played the Flyers so far, with plenty of great scoring chances. The Caps have had about five or six more solid chances but have not been able to capitalize. Mathieu Perreault had a wide open shot right in front of the net after a funky bounce off the boards but Perreault shot well wide of the net. Alex Ovechkin also had a clear lane and solid chance in the closing minute but his one-timer was knocked away by Ilya Bryzgalov. The Capitals had three power play goals in the big road win in Detroit but they're 0 for 3 so far tonight. They will look to keep the pressure on in the final period to notch a second straight impressive road win.

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Capitals Vs. Flyers Score: Alex Ovechkin Goal Has Caps Up 1-0 At First Intermission

The Washington Capitals played well for the entirety of the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers, but the only goal of the period came 25 seconds in. Alexander Ovechkin extended his goal streak in the opening seconds of the game, beating Ilya Bryzgalov for his 33rd goal of the season to give the Caps a 1-0 lead.

Bryzgalov was sharp after giving up that soft early goal, stopping 11 Capitals shots. Braden Holtby is making just his third start of the year for Washington and he's done well, stopping all 11 Flyers shots. Philadelphia also gave away a power play early in the period, but the Caps were unable to convert.

Turnovers have been a problem for Philly in the early going, and they will need to clean that up to avoid going down further. They have created plenty of shots, but they're lucky that they haven't conceded more than one on the other end.

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Capitals Vs. Flyers: Game Time, TV Information, And More

The Washington Capitals long five-game road trip concludes on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Caps are 2-2 on the trip, and the four points they've picked up have been good enough to keep them in the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. They're tied with the Buffalo Sabres with a game in hand, and they trail the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers by just five points.

The Flyers are a playoff lock at this point, but their defense has been a bit shaky as of late. They have lost two of their last three games and have gone into 0-2 holes in their last two games, though they were able to pull off a comeback 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. In their last game, they did no favors to the Caps as they fell to Florida, 2-1.

Game Date/Time: Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

TV: CSN (Washington and Philadelphia), NHL Network (National)

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Capitals Vs. Flyers: Washington Closes Road Trip In City Of Brotherly Love

The Washington Capitals are out on the road tonight taking on the Flyers in a game with major Eastern Conference Playoff implications.

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