The Flyers visited DC for rivalry night which means we got an 8 PM start, and that is a bad start time.
Nolan Patrick scored less than two minutes into the game to put the good guys in an early hole. Before the game was even 10 minutes old, the Flyers took a 2-0 lead after Christian Djoos bodychecked Braden Holtby and then Travis Koneckny deposited the puck into the open cage.
Early in the second, Lars Eller beat out an icing, gamed his corsi, and then Chandler Stephenson banged home the rebound to bring the Caps back within one. Shortly after, Stephenson scored again. Madison Bowey, much like Tom Brady will do on Sunday, shredded the Philly defense with a long pass and Stephenson finished it off. Later in the period, Eller made a nifty pass to Andre Burakovsky who banked home a power play goal from the front of the net.
About five minutes into the third, TJ Oshie scored his first goal in about 700 games to put stretch the lead to 4-2. With the period about halfway over, Jay Beagle made a nice feed to Christian Djoos. Djoos hammered the puck towards the net and it banked off Devante Smith-Pelly’s skate to make it 5-2. A Jake Voracek deflection pulled the Flyers to within two.
Caps win 5-3!
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