Washington Ices Philadelphia 7-0 - Recap
The battle between the Capitals and Flyers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Philadelphia was handed a 7-0 defeat on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.
Washington won as a +135 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Joel Ward (3), Nicklas Backstrom (2), Jason Chimera, and Troy Brouwer each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Backstrom opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 17:28 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Martin Erat and Nate Schmidt.
Braden Holtby turned in a 30-save effort for the Capitals.
Steve Mason stopped 14 of 17 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Washington scored 2 times on 7 chances on the power play, while Philadelphia went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Washington outshot Philadelphia 32-30 in the game.
Washington heads into a battle against the Panthers. Philadelphia, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.