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Caps Beat Flyers In OT


View from my club level seats last night

By Jesse Jones

The Philadelphia Flyers (9-4-1) came into Washington yesterday to face the Capitals (9-4-0) , who had won three straight games.  Both teams had nearly identical records, and both are sitting atop the East early in the season.

The scoring started in the tenth minute of the first period when the Flyers’ Nikolay Zherdev scored his fourth goal of the season.  In the eighteenth minute, Eric Fehr scored his third goal of the season to tie the game at 1 a piece.

The second period was just the first, as Philly scored first, followed by an Alexander Semin power play goal to tie the game up.

The third period saw no scoring, despite a four minute penalty on Chris Ponger and a two minute penalty on Sean O’Donnell which saw multiple chances for the Caps to take the lead.  At the end of three, the score remained 2-2 and the game took extra minutes.

Minutes were not needed in overtime, only 29 seconds.  Still on the power play, Mike Green scored the game winning goal to give the Caps the 3-2 lead and improve their record to 10-4-0.

Washington outscored the Flyers 39-25 in the game, and goalie Braden Holtby saved 23 shots to help the Capitals win.

The Caps are atop the Southeast division and are now atop the Flyers for first in the East with the tiebreaker.  Both teams have 20 points.

The Caps travel to New York tomorrow to face the Rangers at 7.


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