Struggling Flyers Edged By Capitals
Troy Brouwer and Wojtek Wolski scored third-period goals, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves in the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.
Niklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist for Washington (2-5-1), which had lost two straight.
Defenseman Bruno Gervais, and Brayden Schenn scored for the Flyers (2-6), who have lost three in a row.
Brouwer’s third goal of the season at 3:57 of the third snapped a tie and put the Capitals ahead for good. He took a pass in the left circle from Mike Green and wristed a shot over goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s shoulder.
Less than three minutes later, Wolski poked the puck away from defenseman Luke Schenn at the blue line, skated in alone, and beat Bryzgalov to make it 3-1.
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