What a win!
The Philadelphia Flyers went down to D.C. and came away with two points in a hard-fought game. Travis Konecny scored the game-winning goal in overtime to sweep the weekend and put the Flyers back in a playoff spot!
Let’s get to it.
Claude Giroux was kicking and ready to go in Washington.
Scott Laughton was all over the ice in the first period, and he was strong on the backcheck to negate a chance here.
Ivan Provorov absolutely leveled Tom Wilson.
Taking out the trash.
Brian Elliott came up huge early on. He made a save on Alex Ovechkin then got lucky with Evgeny Kuznetsov shooting it into his pad.
A good defensive play by Ovechkin led to the chance, but the Caps couldn’t convert.
He then made another solid save on Kuznetsov.
Alex Ovechkin had a prime opportunity in front, but Brian Elliott robbed him.
The teams were scoreless after one period of play.
Elliott stood tall for another solid save in the second period.
Then the Flyers struck.
A great pass and finish.
Elliott continued to stymie the Capitals.
Brandon Manning had a bad period, including this turnover that led to a penalty.
Then Elliott came up with another huge save late in the period.
A fantastic pad save.
But the Flyers took a penalty on the play, and Alex Ovechkin converted.
The Flyers and Capitals were tied at 1 after two periods of play.
Claude Giroux got boarded in the third period, but there was no call.
Shayne Gostisbehere continued his great defensive play with a spinning breakup of a cross-ice pass.
Michael Raffl got hit up high into the boards, but was called for a trip afterwards. How?
Luckily the Flyers were able to kill it off and Elliott made a big save.
A huge stop late in regulation.
The Flyers and Capitals were headed to overtime tied at 1.
They made quick work of it, though.
Travis Konecny dangled through the defense for the overtime winner!
Oh my god.
All of the love for TK.
A winning weekend!
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