Washington (20-10-3) at Philadelphia (17-8-6), 1:00 pm EST
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) — The Washington Capitals have revenge on
The Capitals will also look for their sixth straight win
Saturday when they face the Philadelphia Flyers, who eliminated
Washington from the playoffs last season.
After overcoming a three-games-to-one deficit during the Eastern
Conference quarterfinals, the Capitals suffered a 3-2 loss in
Game Seven when Joffrey Lupul scored a power-play goal 6:06 into
Washington, which made an improbable worst-to-first run last
campaign, is off to a great start this season. The Capitals,
who are coming off a 4-2 victory over the Blues on Thursday, are
already starting to pull away in the Southeast Division.
Viktor Kozlov scored two goals and set up another Thursday for
Washington, which has won seven of its last eight contests.
The Montreal Canadiens, who were eliminated by the Flyers in the
Eastern Conference semifinals last year, received a measure of
revenge Thursday. Arron Asham had a goal and assist, but
Philadelphia had its five-game winning streak snapped with a 5-2
After hosting the Capitals, the Flyers will play seven of their
next eight contests on the road.