Caps Survive Late Scare, Beat Flyers 5-3

The Capitals have been playing well as of late and had won their last two coming into this game. After two periods they had built up a 4-1 lead, similar to Tuesday’s game. Also similar to Tuesday’s game, the opposition attempted a comeback bid, but the Capitals were able to hold them off.

The first period was extremely exciting and Alexander Ovechkin opened the scoring after a Flyer’s turnover. The goal was Ovechkin’s ninth on the year and career number 715. He is now two goals shy of tying Phil Esposito for sixth all time. Following a Flyers goal, Daniel Sprong had a beautiful feed to Connor Sheary to put the Caps up 2-1.

In the second, the Capitals added two more goals, one from John Carlson and another from Nic Dowd. Carlson’s goal was his sixth on the year and it marked his 500th career point. Carlson became the Capitals first defenseman to reach the mark in franchise history. He also became the third fastest active defenseman to achieve the feat.

The Flyers attempted to make a comeback in the third period, getting as close as 4-3. Nic Dowd decided enough was enough and bagged an empty netter late for his second goal of the game. Dowd’s two goals marked his fourth and fifth goals of this season.

Although the Capitals almost blew the lead, they were able to hold on to secure two points. They are currently sitting in second place, two points behind the Islanders and three ahead of the Penguins. After another victory, the Capitals have won their last three games and seven of their last eight. They now sit at 16-6-4 on the year.

Looking to continue their hot streak, the Capitals will be back in action again on Saturday (3/13) against the Flyers once again in Philadelphia.

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  1. March 12, 2021

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