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Tale of the tape: Capitals vs. Flyers

Wednesday, 02.27.2013 / 10:45 AM / Tale of the Tape

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Tale of the tape: Capitals vs. Flyers
Tale of the tape: Washington Capitals - Philadelphia Flyers. How do the teams stack up?

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers may not be divisional foes anymore, but their rivalry dates all the way to the 1979-80 season when the Capitals joined the Flyers in the Patrick Division.

They will meet once again as part of NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry presented by Coors Light at 7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.

The Capitals and Flyers aren't having the seasons many predicted, but each are showing signs of turning things around. The Flyers have won three of five and the Capitals have won two straight and five of seven.

Washington captain Alex Ovechkin has six goals and 12 points in 11 February games, and had a hat trick two games ago against the New Jersey Devils. The Flyers' leading scorer isn't captain Claude Giroux, but instead it's 23-year-old Jakub Voracek with eight goals and 24 points in 21 games. In February, Voracek has 21 points in 14 games.

WSH   PHI
 7-10-1 (5th, Southeast) Current Record 9-11-1 (3rd, Atlantic)
1312-1279-303-92
All-Time Record 1765-1213-457-92
73-96-19-4 Head-to-Head Reg-Season Record 100-67-19-6
12-11
Head-to-Head Playoff Record
11-12
0
Stanley Cups
2
6 Hall of Famers
13
Rod Langway
Most Famous Alumni
Bobby Clarke
1974-75
First NHL season
1967-68
1982-83
First postseason appearance
1967-68
1998 (lost in four)
Last Cup Final appearance
2010 (lost in six)

Quote of the Day

It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18