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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