Capitals Fall to Flyers
After the last two games on the road in New York, the Capitals returned home to face the Philadelphia Flyers. This was the seventh matchup between the two teams this season with the Capitals winning the previous five. Unfortunately, this one did not go the Capitals way, as they fell 4-2.
The Flyers went up 1-0 early which then got a response from Daniel Sprong to knot things up at one. Sprong has 13 goals on the year and six in his last six games. He also ranks second on the team in even strength goals only behind Alex Ovechkin.
In the second period, the Flyers added two more before T.J. Oshie was able to bring things closer, making the game 3-2. The goal was Oshie’s 22nd of the year and fourth in two games. The goal marked his 150th goal and his 300th point as a member of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals were unable to score again although they had a few chances, including ringing a shot off of the inside of the post, late in the third.
With the loss to the Capitals, the Penguins could clinch first place in the East with a win over Buffalo and a Washington loss of any kind tomorrow night against the Flyers. The Capitals do have two games remaining, one against the Flyers and another against the Bruins. If they are able to win both of those games then they will secure first place in the Eastern division for the playoffs.
Washington will be back in action tomorrow night (5/8) at Capital One Arena against the Flyers.