Whoops! I spoke too soon.
TSN’s Frank Seravalli is reporting that the Flyers-Capitals game has been postponed.
The Washington Capitals came into Sunday afternoon’s action looking to halt their first losing streak of the season at just two games. Unfortunately, they weren’t successful in that plight and dropped a 7-4 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Caps outshot the Flyers 37 to 23 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 55 to 50.
The NHL announced Sunday afternoon that things got a little hairy before the Capitals and Flyers nationally-televised game was played at noon today.
This morning, a Flyers player entered COVID Protocol, presumably Travis Sanheim (he was added to the list this evening). The NHL says that all Flyers players, coaches, and staff were then required to take POC tests in advance of the game. After everyone passed, the league decided to play the game and not reschedule.
The Washington Capitals got to play host to the Philadelphia Flyers for a highly entertaining — if not highly frustrating — Super Bowl Sunday matinee.
Alex Ovechkin got on the scoreboard early and refused to get off it. He scored on the power play and then set up Tom Wilson for a gorgeous goal. Scott Laughton picked up the slack for the Flyers, scoring two goals into the second period.
Ovechkin responded with his second goal of the game, a slapshot from the blue line. But then the Flyers tied it (Robert Hagg) and then took the lead (James van Riemdsyk), kicking Vitek Vanecek out of net for the first time. Before the second period was up, Alex Ovechkin found Nicklas Backstrom in the paint to tie it yet again.
And then, on the first shift of the third period, Sean Couturier restored the lead for Philly. Then Scott Laughton got the hat trick, and then Sean Couturier made it a touchdown on an empty-netter.
Good morning. Happy snow.
So I don’t watch football. I am probably gonna watch some British costume drama while you’re watching the super bowl. But before then, you and I and everyone else will watch the depleted Washington Capitals play the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time this season.
It’s a nooner at home. It’s going to be a mess. I’ve got your recap.
The Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers are duking it out on this frosty Friday night, resulting in a bunch of penalties and — at one point — four B’s in the trap at the same time.
The NHL’s eight Metropolitan Division teams shared preview images of their upcoming Reverse Retro jerseys on Friday, a day after the Pacific Division posted their bad boys.
The photos confirm the Capitals red Screaming Eagle jersey and that the Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back Pucky The Whale. Some of the jersey designs are a bit different than the animated video the NHL and Adidas shared earlier in the week while also confirming some of the old logos we opined might come back.
Let’s again take a closer look!
Joe Biden was elected the 46th President of the United States on Saturday after Pennsylvania pushed the Scranton native over the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory. While Biden and 45 have almost nothing in common, there is something sports-related that they do: they both root for Metropolitan Division rivals of the Washington Capitals.
Joe, and especially incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, are big fans of hockey and the Philadelphia Flyers.
Biden is considered the first Flyers fan in presidential history.
Four goaltenders have inked new deals with their current NHL teams over the last 24 hours.
With only six days left before the official start of free agency, several netminders have made their decisions now with the NHL’s goalie market unusually deep this offseason. The NHL Draft, which usually inspires several trades every year, begins on Tuesday, October 6, while free agency opens on October 9.
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