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Round 1, Gm 3: Capitals at Flyers

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Flyers can't capitalize on emotion, fast start

Philadelphia honors late founder Ed Snider before Game 3, loses big to Washington

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The start had been just what the Philadelphia Flyers needed.

Wells Fargo Center was rocking after the Flyers' emotional pregame ceremony to honor late founder and chairman Ed Snider. Lauren Hart had done her part too, with an assist from the past from Kate Smith, to stir the electricity in the building further with the singing of "God Bless America."

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Capitals make most of power-play opportunities

Washington has franchise-record five goals with man-advantage in victory against Philadelphia

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

PHILADELPHIA -- For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Capitals have a 3-0 lead in a Stanley Cup Playoff series and they owe a lot of that success to their relentlessly efficient power play.

In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Capitals scored a franchise record five power-play goals in a 6-1 win at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

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Capitals ride power play to big win against Flyers

Washington scores five goals with man-advantage, grabs 3-0 series lead

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

The Capitals scored five power-play goals, the most in their history in a Stanley Cup Playoff game. They were 5-for-9 and are 8-for-17 with the man-advantage in the series.

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Instant analysis: Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 3

Ovechkin, Washington power play too much for Mason, Philadelphia

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series on Monday at Wells Fargo Center. The Capitals lead the best-of-7 series 3-0.

After Michael Raffl scored on a rebound 57 seconds into the game to give the Flyers their first lead of the series, Marcus Johansson answered with a power-play deflection for the Capitals at 4:43. Alex Ovechkin's goal 8:50 into the second period snapped a 1-1 tie and put the Capitals ahead for good.

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Flyers honor Snider in pregame ceremony

Commissioner Bettman, fans remember Philadelphia founder, chairman, who died April 11

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals got off to an emotional start Monday with a pregame ceremony honoring late Flyers founder and chairman Ed Snider.

The game was the Flyers' first at Wells Fargo Center since Snider died April 11 at age 83 following a two-year battle with cancer. For a few minutes, the importance of the game to the Flyers, who trail 2-0 in the best-of-7 series, took a backseat to paying tribute to the man responsible for bringing hockey to Philadelphia as an NHL expansion team in 1967-68.

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Flyers score early in Game 3

Raffl beats Capitals goalie Holtby 57 seconds in, after tribute to late Philadelphia owner Ed Snider

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Raffl opens the scoring in Game 3

WSH@PHI, Gm3: Raffl puts a rebound past Holtby

R1, Gm3: Michael Raffl gives the Flyers an early lead as he crashes the net on Brandon Manning's shot and slides the rebound past Braden Holtby

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Following an emotional tribute to late owner Ed Snider at Wells Fargo Center on Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers scored 57 seconds into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Washington Capitals.

Forward Michael Raffl beat Capitals goalie Braden Holtby for his first goal of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Brandon Manning and Sam Gagner got the assists.

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Five keys for Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 3

Philadelphia has to channel emotions; Kuznetsov on verge of breakthrough

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round Series at Wells Fargo Center on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CSN-DC, CSN-PH, CBC, TVA Sports). The Capitals lead the best-of-7 series 2-0.

Here are five keys for Game 3:

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Flyers ready for emotional Game 3

Tribute to late owner Ed Snider will be held prior to key game against Capitals

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Game 3: CAPITALS at FLYERS

Eastern Conference First Round

Washington leads best-of-7 series 2-0

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

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to have extra energy at the start of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

There will be a pregame ceremony honoring founding owner and team chairman Ed Snider, who died April 11.

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Capitals turning on power against Flyers

Success on man-advantage big reason Washington has 2-0 series lead on Philadelphia

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Notice to the Philadelphia Flyers: Stay out of the penalty box.

On Saturday, the Washington Capitals took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference First Round series in large part because of their special teams.

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Agnew: Getting in front of Holtby key for Flyers

Former NHL coach says Philadelphia's game plan is fine, but need to 'take away eyes' of Washington goalie

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

For additional insight into the Eastern Conference First Round series between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Gary Agnew to break down the action. Agnew will be checking in throughout the series.

Agnew, 55, was an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, St Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets. He also served as interim head coach with the Blue Jackets for five games during the 2006-07 season and as head coach of London and Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League and Syracuse of the American Hockey League.

The Washington Capitals' 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Saturday followed a similar script to their 2-0 victory in Game 1 on Thursday. 

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