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Round 1, Gm 4: Capitals at Flyers

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Visit from Ed Snider's family sparks Flyers

Philadelphia avoids elimination with Game 4 victory against Washington

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- At the moment when the Philadelphia Flyers needed some inspiration the most, they got it from a familiar source.

Having failed miserably in their first attempt to honor their late founder and owner, Ed Snider, on Monday, the Flyers got it right Wednesday and kept their season alive with a 2-1 victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Wells Fargo Center.

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Capitals remain confident after Game 4 loss

After failing to sweep Flyers, looking toward Game 5 on Friday

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

PHILADELPHIA -- Despite losing a potential series-clinching game, there wasn't much disappointment to be found in the Washington Capitals locker room Wednesday.

Washington had a chance to sweep the Philadelphia Flyers in their best-of-7 series but lost Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round 2-1 at Wells Fargo Center. 

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Instant analysis: Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 4

Neuvirth, traffic in front help Philadelphia avoid sweep by Washington

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

The Flyers stayed alive in the best-of-7 series, which the Capitals lead 3-1.

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Neuvirth, Flyers avoid elimination in Game 4

Goalie makes 31 saves against Capitals; Philadelphia trails series 3-1

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

PHILADELPHIA -- It was five years between Stanley Cup Playoff starts for Michal Neuvirth, but the Philadelphia Flyers goaltender looked pretty comfortable.

Neuvirth made 31 saves, including 12 in the third period, when the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

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Flyers forward Laughton leaves on stretcher

Injured in first period of Game 4 against Capitals

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Laughton leaves with injury

WSH@PHI, Gm4: Laughton crashes into boards, exits

R1, Gm4: Scott Laughton makes contact with John Carlson and crashes into the boards, forcing him to exit from the game in the 1st period

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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton was removed from the ice on a stretcher after falling into the boards with 3:49 remaining in the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Flyers and Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

Laughton was carrying the puck through the left side of the Capitals zone with defenseman John Carlson guarding him. They made contact, and when Laughton fell, he hit the end boards behind the Capitals net back-first.

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Coach's Challenge: WSH @ PHI - 5:51 of First Period

Referee confirmed no goaltender interference occurred before puck crossed goal line

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Situation Room: WSH vs. PHI, Gm4

Situation Room: Flyers' goal stands after review

R1, Gm4: After a coach's challenge by the Capitals, it is determined that there is no goaltender interference and the Flyers' goal stands

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At 5:51 of the first period in the Capitals/Flyers game, Washington requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Philadelphia player interfered with Washington goaltender Braden Holtby prior to Shayne Gostisbehere's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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Flyers' Neuvirth: 'I'll be ready' for Game 4

Goalie will make first appearance since April 10 with Philadelphia facing elimination against Capitals

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

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Goalie Michal Neuvirth will start for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-PH, CSN-DC).

The Flyers trail the best-of-7 series 3-0. 

"I feel pretty good," Neuvirth said after the morning skate at Flyers Skate Zone. "I feel good about my game. Definitely going to play with confidence. I've been practicing well and I'll be ready."

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Agnew: Kuznetsov goal 'back-breaking' for Flyers

Scored off fortuitous bounce to give Capitals 3-1 lead in third period of Game 3

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 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets. He also served as interim coach of the Blue Jackets for five games during the 2006-07 season, and he has been coach of Syracuse of the American Hockey League and London and Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League.

The Washington Capitals moved within one victory of advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with their 6-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Monday.

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Flyers start Neuvirth against Capitals in Game 4

Hakstol says 'good time for a change' with Philadelphia facing elimination from Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

Game 4: CAPITALS at FLYERS

Eastern Conference First Round

Washington leads best-of-7 series 3-0

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

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers will have a new goalie and potentially three new forward lines when they play the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.

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Capitals set sights on series sweep of Flyers

Leading 3-0, Washington doesn't want to give Philadelphia any chance to come back

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The playful mood at the Washington Capitals practice Tuesday was understandable.

They can complete the first four-game sweep in franchise history with a win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-PH, CSN-DC).

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