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Round 1, Gm 5: Flyers at Capitals

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Despite Game 5 loss, Capitals remain positive

Washington leads series 3-2 heading to Philadelphia on Sunday

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- With each shot the Washington Capitals fired at Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth on Friday, the pressure inside Verizon Center and the anticipation among the fans grew.

Neuvirth was stopping everything the Capitals threw at him in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series, but, eventually, one of these shots had to go in, right?

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Flyers 'pretty excited for Game 6' after latest win

Philadelphia will try to extend series against Capitals again at home

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- It seemed as if the end was near for the Philadelphia Flyers just a few days ago in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals.

Washington led the best-of-7 series 3-0 but has failed to close out Philadelphia, which has won two consecutive games.

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Instant analysis: Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 5

Neuvirth, deflected goal help Philadelphia extend series second time

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Verizon Center on Friday.

After being down 3-0 in the best-of-7 series, the Flyers are within 3-2 with Game 6 at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.

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Neuvirth, Flyers shut out Capitals in Game 5 win

Goalie makes 44 saves; Philadelphia cuts Washington's series lead to 3-2

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- Michal Neuvirth has played in big games at Verizon Center, but this time was different. The goalie was going to play against the team that traded him in 2014, and the Philadelphia Flyers' season was on the line. 

Neuvirth made 44 saves, and the Flyers shut out the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Friday.

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Five keys for Flyers vs. Capitals, Game 5

Washington needs killer instinct; Philadelphia looking for another fast start

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round Series at Verizon Center on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports, CSN-PH, CSN-DC). The Capitals lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 after the Flyers stayed alive with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Here are five keys for Game 5:

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Agnew: Flyers hitting back against Capitals

Former NHL coach says physical play is key for Philadelphia entering Game 5

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.

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Capitals look to close out Flyers in Game 5

Philadelphia will have Neuvirth back in net in bid to extend series

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Game 5: FLYERS at CAPITALS

Eastern Conference First Round

Washington leads best-of-7 series 3-1

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

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals have a second chance to close out the Philadelphia Flyers, this time on home ice, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Verizon Center.

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Trotz: Capitals need to finish off Flyers

Washington looking to exorcise playoff past, end series in Game 5

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Thursday had the potential to be so different, so much easier for the Washington Capitals.

"As I said to the guys," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said, "I wish I could have walked in the room and said, 'Hey, great job and I'll see you Saturday' and give them a couple days [off]."

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