October 4, 2023

Recap of Flyers’ overtime loss to Capitals


Photo via Philadelphia Flyers' Twitter

In their final road game of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers lost in overtime to the Washington Capitals.


Period 1

Lars Eller won the opening face off to start off the second-to-last game of the season.

A hooking penalty got called on Ivan Provorov. He also got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty arguing the call. So it was a four-minute power play for the Capitals. Tom Wilson went to the box for hooking. So it was four-on-four for a few, until both penalties were killed.

And that was it for the first period. No goals were scored.

Period 2

Tripping penalty on Nic Dowd. Capitals killed the Flyers’ power play.

Provorov went to the box again for interference. Flyers were able to kill the Capitals power play.

That was it for the second period, I did fall asleep.

Period 3

With 13 minutes remaining in regulation, Scott Laughton rolled it from the right side. He shot the puck on goal and was able to get the puck in the back of the net. After what has felt like years, the Flyers had a 1-0 lead.

There was then a tripping penalty on Brendan Dillon. The Capitals killed the Flyers’ power play.

Jakub Voráček went to the sin bin for hooking. Washington spent the whole two minutes in their offensive zone getting many shot off. But they were unable to get the puck past Alex Lyon, who was standing strong in the net for the Flyers. But right as the power play expired, Lars Eller fired a one-timer with 39.8 seconds left. 1-1.

That was it, we went to overtime.


Lyon was able rob Eller with 2:30 left in overtime with his glove.

Connor Sheary snuck it through Lyon’s five-hole, and the Flyers lost to the Capitals in overtime.

Game stats

Flyers: 29 shots on goal, 17 hits, 31 faceoffs won, 14 penalty minutes.

Capitals: 40 shots on goal, 14 hits, 19 faceoffs won, 2 penalty minutes.

3 stars

1. Connor Sheary (1 goal)
2. Craig Anderson (28 saves)
3. Alex Lyon (38 saves)

Up next

The 24-23-8 Flyers will finish their season Monday night at home vs. the 19-29-7 New Jersey Devils.

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