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National Hockey League: Washington Capitals defeat Philadelphia Flyers 5-2

National Hockey League: Washington Capitals defeat Philadelphia Flyers 5-2

The Washington Capitals were able to overcome a difficult first period to come from behind and defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Friday.

The Flyers were able to take a two-goal lead in the first period, but the rest of the game on offense was the Capitals' business from the second period on.

This is the third time this season that the Capitals have overcome at least a two-goal deficit to win. They have won five of their last seven meetings.

After trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes, the Capitals equalized less than ten minutes midway through the period. Alex Ovechkin scored his 17th goal of the season for the first time to put his team on the board. This was the 839th goal of his career. He is 55 years behind Wayne Gretzky for the all-time scoring lead.

Just 5:21 later, Sonny Milano tied the game unassisted.

Before the end of the period, John Carlson put the Capitals ahead for the first time in the game.

Washington took a two-goal lead at 6:04 into the third when Quebec's Anthony Mantha scored his 19th goal on the power play.

Dylan Strome delivered the final blow with less than five minutes left in the third period on a comeback shot.

Hendrix Lapierre had two assists in the win. Max Pacioretty and Tom Wilson also collected two assists.

Ovechkin's goal was his 48th career against the Flyers, his third favorite victim. He found the back of the net more often against the Jets/Thrashers (53) and Lightning (50).

In the first period, the Flyers thought they were in the driver's seat with two goals when Bobby Brink and Owen Tippett scored on the power play. Tippett also had an assist while Morgan Frost contributed on both goals in the loss.

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Charlie Lindgren made 24 saves in front of the Capitals' net for the 13th win for the second season in a row. For his part, Samuel Erson faced 21 shots in the defeat.

Travis Konecny ​​missed the Flyers' fourth straight game.

Dostal repeatedly thwarts demons

Rookie goalkeeper Lukas Dostal excelled, making 50 saves, the most important of which was a penalty kick awarded to Jack Hughes at 19:58 of the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks showed opportunism to defeat the Devils from New Jersey 4 to 3.

While Dostal repeatedly frustrated the Devils leaders, Niko Daus allowed four goals from 14 shots, before making way for Akira Schmid in the third period.

Schmid slammed the door shut over the first 20 minutes, while Anaheim was primarily content to weather the barrage and New Jersey tried to catch up.

Tyler Toffoli scored on the big offense, six skaters to four, at 17:03 to put his club within one goal.

Jack Hughes excelled by collecting the three points (1-2), but he will certainly blame himself because he lost control of the puck when he received a penalty kick, as a result of a gesture by Frank Vatrano, who deliberately moved the cage from its place. Anchors.

Vatrano himself, the composer of the duo, was the Ducks' spark in this victory. His next goal would be his 30th of the season, a level he had never reached before in the NHL.

Adam Henrique and Max Jones also fooled Daws, giving the California team its second success in 24 hours.

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This is the second time this season that Dostal has enjoyed a victory by making at least 50 saves.