Philadelphia vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 3-2
|Philadelphia vs Washington Wrap - Washington Wins 3-2|
The Capitals earned a 3-2 victory over the Flyers on Friday at Verizon Center.
Washington won as a +106 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Wojtek Wolski, Troy Brouwer, and Nicklas Backstrom each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 17:42 of the second period. The goal was assisted by John Carlson.
Braden Holtby turned in a 29-save effort for the Capitals.
Philadelphia got goals from Bruno Gervais and Brayden Schenn in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 23 of 26 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-5, while the Flyers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Philadelphia by a margin of 31-26.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head home to face Carolina.