WASHINGTON -- So just when you thought Varly's job was safe, Jose Theodore comes out and posts 41 saves against the Philadelphia Flyers, as the Capitals rally to win 4-2 at Verizon Center Tuesday night.
Down 2-0 late in the second, Ovechkin struck with 3:52 remaining to cut the Flyers lead to 2-1. Sixty-four seconds later, Nicklas Backstrom's wrister on a power play knotted the game at 2-apiece.
Entering the fourth, Alex Semin wasted little time scoring on a snap shot 5:24 into the final frame to give Washington its first lead of the contest.
Ovi scored the insurance empty netter on a backhander to give the Caps a two-goal advantage with under one minute in regulation.
Philadelphia kept the pressure on Theo, though. They had 20 shots on goal, and Jose stopped every last one to give the Capitals their fifth-consecutive win to improve to 7-2-2 on the season.
Washington will return to the ice Thursday night in Atlanta for a repeat of last week's match up with the Thrashers.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic.