And just like that, the Washington Capitals have lost another overtime game. They rallied for two goals in the third period to tie their game against the Philadelphia Flyers at two, but the Flyers ended it just one minute into overtime.
Defensemen Andrej Meszaros slipped into the slot and fired a wrist shot past Semyon Varlamov just one minute and seven seconds into overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Capitals. They dominated play for most of the night, especially late in regulation and early in overtime. The Capitals will still earn a point out of the loss, which is an accomplishment given the way they played.
The Flyers got goals from Jeff Carter in the first period and Claude Giroux in the second, and looked to have the game in hand. The Capitals, though, rallied in the third period, scoring two goals within 40 seconds of each other. First, Mike Knuble put back a Marcus Johansson miss after a Flyers turnover, and on the ensuing possession, Nicklas Backstrom found Alex Ovechkin for his 16th goal of the season. Alas, it was not to be, though, as Meszaros gave the Flyers the win.
Sergei Bobrovsky had 23 saves to pick up the win, while Varlamov picked up the loss with 22 saves in 23 chances. Varlamov replaces Michal Neuvirth after the first period after Neuvirth suffered an injury.