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."
Washington has franchise-record five goals with man-advantage in victory against Philadelphia
/ 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.
Capitals ride power play to big win against Flyers
Washington scores five goals with man-advantage, grabs 3-0 series lead
/ 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.