Philadelphia 3, Washington 2

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 25-14-5-3 16-5-2-3 9-9-3-0 L1
Philadelphia 30-11-2-3 14-6-0-2 16-5-2-1 W3


Andrej Meszaros scored at the 1:07 mark of overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 home victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

Jeff Carter and Claude Giroux added goals and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves for the Flyers, who have won three straight games and eight of 10.

Meszaros took a feed from Matt Carle and sent a wrister from the high left slot that beat Semyon Varlamov for the win.

Philadelphia jumped on top quickly, getting an unassisted goal from Carter - his 20th - at the 1:31 mark in the first period when he put a wraparound past Michal Neuvirth. The Flyers made it 2-0 in the second on Giroux’s wrister from the slot that beat Varlamov, who replaced Neuvirth after the first period.

But Washington made it a new game in the third period, with Mike Knuble and Alex Ovechkin scoring within 40 seconds of each other.

Knuble got the Capitals on the board at the 7:58 mark, tipping in Marcus Johansson’s shot for his 11th goal. Ovechkin was next, sending a wrist shot from the right face-off circle past Bobrovsky to snap a five-game goalless drought.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Philadelphia
Mike Knuble 1 Points Jeff Carter 2
Mike Knuble 1 Goals Jeff Carter 1
Nicklas Backstrom 1 Assists Jeff Carter 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .909 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky .920
Semyon Varlamov 20 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 25 2 0-0 1-1 7 20
Philadelphia 30 3 0-1 0-0 5 31

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Flyers have a W/L % of .655 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Washington will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Capitals have a W/L % of .640 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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