Discuss: Flyers hold on despite Capitals’ comeback attempt

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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.

Let’s discuss:

  • 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.