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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)

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp