Radko Gudas, the Capitals’ de facto seventh defenseman, was scratched on Sunday after commiting a defensive-zone turnover that led to a goal against the Flyers. Into the lineup came 20-year-old defenseman Martin Fehevary who made his NHL postseason debut against the Boston Bruins.
Fehervary showed poise and moved the puck well throughout the game, generating a 54.6 shot-attempt percentage at five-on-five – one of only four Capitals players to tilt the ice in favor of Washington per Natural Stat Trick. Feheravary also posted a game-high seven hits in 15:13 of ice time.
“He was really good,” Tom Wilson said after the game.