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Round 1, Gm 2: Flyers at Capitals

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Flyers' Mason takes blame for loss after bad goal

Capitals forward Chimera scores game-winner on redirection from center ice

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- First, Steve Mason looked behind him, which is never a good thing, and then he looked up to the Verizon Center ceiling in disgust.

It was a goaltender's worst nightmare and it had just happened to him.

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Ovechkin sets tone for Capitals

Captain has seven hits to go with goal in Game 2 win against Flyers

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin to make a big impression on Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Philadelphia Flyers at Verizon Center on Saturday.

In his first shift, Ovechkin set a physical tone when he leveled Flyers forward Michael Raffl.

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Instant analysis: Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 2

Special teams, long-distance goal helps Washington build 2-0 series lead

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Verizon Center on Saturday. The Capitals lead the best-of-7 series 2-0.

John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin scored power-play goals, and Nicklas Backstrom had three points (a goal and two assists) for the Capitals, but it was Jason Chimera's chip-in from the far side of the red line that somehow eluded Flyers goaltender Steve Mason 2:26 into the second period and stood up as the game-winner. Braden Holtby made 41 saves for the Capitals.

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Holtby makes 41 saves, Capitals defeat Flyers

Fluke goal, power play help Washington take 2-0 series lead

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- The Philadelphia Flyers threw everything but the kitchen sink at Braden Holtby in the first period, but he didn't budge.

The Washington Capitals used 41 saves from Holtby, a fluke goal and their suddenly rejuvenated power play to defeat the Flyers 4-1 at Verizon Center on Saturday in Game 2 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round series.

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Chimera scores from center ice for Capitals

With back to goal, tipped puck past Flyers goalie Mason

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Chimera's goal from center ice

PHI@WSH, Gm2: Chimera's tip beats Mason from distance

R1, Gm2: Jason Chimera deflects a shot from center ice that squeaks through the pads of Steve Mason, putting the Capitals up 2-0 in the 2nd

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Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera scored from center ice against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 on Saturday.

Skating in the neutral zone with his back to the Flyers net, Chimera deflected a long pass from Karl Alzner that went down ice toward goalie Steve Mason, who allowed it to go through his legs near the left post.

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Five keys for Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 2

Ovechkin's involvement, Couturier's replacement among things to watch

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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers play Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round Series at Verizon Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-DC, CSN-PH). The Capitals won 2-0 in Game 1 on Thursday.

Here are five keys for Game 2:

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Flyers' Laughton could join Game 2 lineup

Philadelphia needs extra forward against Washington with Couturier out

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 2: FLYERS at CAPITALS

Eastern Conference First Round

Washington leads best-of-7 series 1-0

TV: 7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-DC, CSN-PH

WASHINGTON -- There will be 13 forwards dressed for the Philadelphia Flyers during pre-game warmup for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Washington Capitals and Scott Laughton could be one of them.

The Capitals won 2-0 in Game 1 on Thursday.

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Capitals want to produce at even strength

Washington doesn't want to rely on power play against Philadelphia in Game 2

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Although the Washington Capitals benefited from having six power-play opportunities in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round, they want more chances at even strength.

Washington leads the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in the best-of-7 series; Game 2 is at Verizon Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-PH, CSN-DC).

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