Mar 5, 2014, 11:07 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Flyers had the lead all night, never relinquished it, but a third-period comeback by the Washington Capitals sure made for an interesting finish.
The Flyers managed to hold on for a 6-4 victory over the visiting Capitals on Wednesday on NBCSN, moving into sole possession of second in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals remain fifth in the same division.
- What a wild third period that was. The two teams combined for five goals, with Washington scoring three times to make it a one-goal game, providing for an exciting finish in the final meeting of the season between these division rivals.
- It’s become clear this season that these two teams do not like each other. A line brawl broke out in the first period of tonight’s game. Shame they don’t play each other again this season.
- Alex Ovechkin hasn’t hit the 50-goal mark since the 2009-10 season. On Wednesday, he scored his 44th of the season. Looking like he’ll get back to the half-century mark once again.
- Still on the Ovechkin front: He threw a massive hit on Flyers’ forward Michael Raffl in the second period. Perhaps a high hit, too?
- Not a great night for goalies. Philadelphia’s Steve Mason gave up four goals on just 25 shots. Braden Holtby was pulled in the second period for Washington, giving up four goals on 18 shots.
- Quite a night for Claude Giroux. He had a three-point night, including a pair of goals and now has 11 points in his last seven games.
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 8
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 8
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 25
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 40
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 12
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal 63
- Subban not eager to discuss contract talks 34
- Leafs re-sign Reimer — two years, $4.6 million 22
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain (45)
- New Caps regime plans to keep Ovechkin at RW (for now) (42)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (40)
- Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, agree on two-year deal (39)