We got back-to-back stinkers out of the Caps following the bye week. I have a feeling Barry Trotz was just as grumpy about those efforts as we were, as Sunday’s performance against the Philadelphia Flyers was a big improvement. But a good effort doesn’t guarantee a good result.
After a scoreless first, Phildadelphia’s Michael Raffl notched a goal, cleaning up a rebound to best Braden Holtby. Alex Ovechkin did his thing on the power play in the waning seconds before the second intermission. The third period gave us no goals, so overtime had to decide. That’s where Travis Konecny got a bounce off TJ Oshie to end it.
Flyers beat Caps 2-1 in overtime.