Captain has seven hits to go with goal in Game 2 win against Flyers
/ 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.
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.
Fluke goal, power play help Washington take 2-0 series lead
/ 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.
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
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.
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.
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.