On Saturday night the Washington Capitals just straight-up got boomed by the Philadelphia Flyers.
It started innocently enough. Sean Couturier got a power-play goal off a nifty low-to-high pass, but TJ Oshie answered with a PPG of his own. But then in the blink of an eye the lead was 3-1 Flyers as Raffl and Couturier got two goals on back-to-back shots. JVR got another 90 seconds later, and that was pretty much it. I’m told that Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Travis Konecny, and Claude Giroux added more goals in the third period; I think I may have blacked out. Oh, and Kuznetsov got a stat-padder in the final eight minutes.