Photo: Patrick Smith
Alex Ovechkin didn’t get his record, but the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers, which isn’t bad for a consolation prize I suppose.
Jay Beagle whiffed on a clearing attempt, which led to Scott Laughton’s goal for the Flyers. The Caps struck back with a maddeningly pretty pass from Kuznetsov to Oshie.
In the second period, the Flyers finally converted on their 76th power play, and then the Caps, namely Jason Chimera, scored on their very first power play. Justin Williams notched his third goal of the season with the third line to give the Capitals their first lead of the night. Matt Niskanen’s power-play marker, tapped by Jason Chimera (again?!), extended that lead to two. (Before the period was up, Alex Ovechkin sorta scored that record-breaking goal for the second time, but nope nope nope, the NHL is stupid.)
Tom Wilson forced a turnover to set up Nick Backstrom’s gutshot goal in the third period, thereby making this a bailamos game. Ovi didn’t get his goal, but the Caps got the win.
Caps beat Flyers 5-2. Let’s dance.
Flyers had one shot on net in final 11:08 of 1st. It came on the PP. Despite being short for 6:05, #Caps led 17-13 in 1st period shot tries.
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) November 13, 2015
Joe B suit of the night
That was the first Caps’ win in Philly since the 7-0 rout back in the day.
Alex Ovechkin has to score his 484th goal three times, but Jason Chimera gets two goals just for showing up. This is the world we live in. You work and work and work, but it’s the other guy who gets the glory. Meh. Maybe that’d bug me a little more if the glory guy weren’t a 36-year-old speedster like Chimmer. Nice game.
— DC127 (@reversethelist) November 13, 2015
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