Philadelphia 5, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 19-7-2-1 8-4-1-1 11-3-1-0 W6
Washington 15-13-0-1 10-5-0-1 5-8-0-0 L1

Recap


Scott Hartnell scored in his career-high sixth consecutive game and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 31 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers breezed past the host Washington Capitals 5-1 on Tuesday for their sixth straight victory.
 
While Hartnell netted his 200th career goal, rookie defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon secured his first NHL tally to highlight a three-goal second period. Wayne Simmonds scored for the third straight contest and Max Talbot and Jakub Voracek also had goals for Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia, which improved to 11-3-1 on the road this season.
 
With NHL points leader Claude Giroux sidelined indefinitely with a concussion, the rest of the Flyers stepped up in his absence. After skating around rookie Cody Eakin in the neutral zone, Hartnell wristed a seemingly harmless shot from the edge of the left faceoff circle which sailed between the pads of Tomas Vokoun with 3:44 remaining in the first period.
 
Bourdon doubled the advantage by wristing a shot from just inside the blue line which beat a screened Vokoun at 7:23 of the second period. Defenseman Matt Carle capped his three-assist night by setting up Voracek 5:26 into the third period.
 
Bryzgalov showed no effects of an injured groin, which caused him to leave Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 31-year-old Russian has won six in a row and is 11-1-1 in his last 13 contests.
 
Bryzgalov's bid for his 25th career shutout was ended by Jeff Halpern with 6:01 remaining in the third period as the Capitals lost for the sixth time in nine games.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Washington
Matt Carle 2 Points Jeff Halpern 1
Marc-Andre Bourdon 1 Goals Jeff Halpern 1
Matt Carle 2 Assists Joel Ward 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .969 Save Percentage Michal Neuvirth .917
Ilya Bryzgalov 31 Saves Tomas Vokoun 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 33 5 0-1 3-3 6 25
Washington 32 1 0-3 1-1 2 24

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Capitals have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Montreal . The Flyers have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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