The standings give the Flyers a W. No matter the source, two late goals saved Philly’s playoff chances.
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals Sunday. The overtime victory put the Flyers on a two-game win streak after four straight losses.
To open the game, Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom scored five minutes in. His goal put the Flyers behind, as they have often been this year. Philly roared back, as Max Talbot and Matt Read had the Flyers ahead by the end of the period.
In the second, the Capitals’ Mike Green leveled the game, with a slick goal halfway through the period. Going into the third, the game was tied at two.
An action-packed third period followed. 26 seconds apart, Marcus Johansson and Alex Ovechkin gave the Caps a 4-2 lead. Claude Giroux put the Flyers within one halfway through the period. The game was left to the final seconds. On a slapshot from the high slot, Kimmo Timonen scored the game-tying goal. The snipe came with ten seconds left, and sent the game to overtime.
In OT, Ruslan Fedotenko scored the winning goal, on a high-slot finish. The victory may ignite life into the Flyers, who have struggled to find consistency.
The Flyers improved to 15-17-3, and host Montreal on Wednesday, 7:00 PM at the Wells Fargo Center.