Washington-1, Philadelphia-4 (FINAL)
The Philadelphia Flyers dominated the Washington Capitals in a 4-1 win tonight in Philadelphia. The Flyers scored 23 seconds into the game and never looked back chasing Braden Holtby by the mid-point of the 2nd period. One bright spot for the Caps was backup goalie Philipp Gurbauer, who relieved Holtby, did not allow any more goals and made some tremendous saves along the way.
The Caps did not play well most of the game and did not really seem to want to match the energy and intensity of the Flyers tonight.
For the Flyers, it was a measure of revenge for losing to the Caps 3-2 back on February 1.
The Flyers move to 10-11-1 on the season and they now sit in sole possession of eight place in the Eastern Conference with 21 points. They play next on Saturday when they host the Ottawa Senators.
The Caps fall to 7-11-1 and remain tied with Buffalo for last place in the Eastern Conference with 15 points. The Caps play next on Saturday when they travel to Winnipeg to take on a Jets team that is playing very well as of late.
Here are some final stats for the game:
Goals: Capitals-1, Flyers-4
Shots: Capitals- 24, Flyers-32
Hits: Capitals-22, Flyers- 26
Faceoff Wins: Capitals- 34, Flyers-27
Blocks: Capitals-21, Flyers- 21
A disappointing night for the Caps to be sure—but a great night if you are a Flyers fan.
Thanks to everyone who followed this live blog tonight and I hope to do this again with you folks soon.