Three in a row. Again.
After an 0-3 start and two-game win streak, the Flyers have once again lost three games straight. They have fallen to 2-6 through 1/6th of this 48-game season.
Bruno Gervais scored his first goal of the season to open the tally for the Flyers. His goal came halfway through the first period, and gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Niklas Backstrom matched Gervais with a tying goal late in the first, as he received a trailer-pass from John Carlson and backhanded over the glove of Ilya Bryzgalov.
After the opening act, things remained quiet through the second period. The game teetered on the crucial third period, with both teams seeking a win.
Early in the third period, Troy Brouwer scored the Capitals’ second goal, flicking a wrist shot past Ilya Bryzgalov. Brouwer caught the pass, then waited for a few seconds before pulling the trigger.
The decisive goal came from Wojtek Wolski. He snatched the puck away from Luke Schenn in the neutral zone, skated free on goal, and cooly finished the shot to put Washington up 3-1. Brayden Schenn would net one back to make it 3-2, but the Capitals hung on to defeat Philadelphia.
The story of the game remained turnovers, as two of three Capitals’ goals came from them. The Flyers also finished 0-3 on the power play. Overall, another sloppy game has them in catch-up mode at this juncture.
The Flyers now stand at 2-6, and will host Carolina Saturday, 7PM, at the Wells Fargo Center.