I was in attendance at Saturday night’s Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. And, well, the nest part was the soft pretzel I had during the second intermission as the Flyers started a comeback but were’t able to pull out the win as they get swept by the Caps.

Recap:

Period 1

Flyers win the opening faceoff, and we were underway from the Wells Fargo Canter.

Daniel Sprong would be able to shoot a rebound off a shot, Brian Elliot had trouble with it. The puck bounced off his back and into the net to make it 1-0 Caps.

Justin Schultz to the box for interference. After some good shots at the end of the power play, the Caps killed it.

Carl Hagelin scored on a rebound, and it was already 2-0 Caps.

Period stats

Flyers: 7 shots-on-goal, 12 hits, 7 faceoffs won, 0 penalty minutes.

Capitals: 9 shots-on-goal, 10 hits, 6 faceoffs won, 2 peanlty minutes.

After a horrible first period, the Caps lead 2-0. Flyers got booed off the ice after the period.

Period 2

The Caps won the opening faceoff in hope for a better period for Philadelphia.

James van Rymsdyk stole the puck right out the Caps’ hands, and shot it into the net to get the Flyers on the board.

Moments later, Nick Jensen would answer right back.

After the goal, Brian Elliot was pulled from the game. Carter Hart came in.

Jakub Voracek shot a pass over to Nolan Patrick, who blasted it into the net to make this a game!

Right after the goal, the Flyers shot the puck on Ilya Samsonov’s bad side, but he dived across to make a beautiful glove save.

Nic Dowd called for holding Claude Giroux. Towards the end of the PP, Travis Sanheim gets called for holding. A few moments of four-on-four would go through, the Ovechkin shot a perfect wrister to score.

Period stats

Flyers: 15 shots-on-goal, 12 hits, 9 faceoffs won, 2 penalty minutes.

Capitals: 7 shots-on-goal, 5 hits, 9 faceoffs won, 2 peanlty minutes.

After 40 minutes of play. The Flyers trail 4-2.

Period 3

The Caps won the faceoff to kick off the final 20 minutes.

Garnett Hathaway would get a shot-on-goal that Hart had, but the puck found a way to trickle through and into the net to make it 5-2. And you now know what else managed to trickle out, the fans in the stands.

Oskar Lindblom went to the box for slashing. Flyers were able to kill the PP.

Nick Jensen off for tripping Travis Konecny. Shayne Gostisbehere was able to score on a hard wrist shot.

Hart to the bench for the extra attacker with 3:45 left. Claude Giroux would shoot a hard wrist shot at the goal and would sneak it in to make this a one goal game. But, it wasn’t enough.

Game stats

Flyers: 24 shots-on-goal, 25 hits, 16 faceoffs won, 2 penalty minutes.

Capitals: 17 shots-on-goal, 15 hits, 16 faceoffs won, 4 penalty minutes.

3 stars

  1. Alexander Ovechkin (1 goal)
  2. Nic Dowd (1 goal)
  3. James van Rymsdyk (1 goal)

Next matchup

The 13-9-3 Flyers will head to the Madison Square Garden to play the 11-12-3 New York Rangers on Monday.