Capitals vs. Flyers – NHL Game Recap – January 11, 2023

Philadelphia – – Travis Konicney Send the caps flying and stay put Philadelphia FlyersHigh confidence.

Konecny ​​had a hat-trick, and Owen Tippett And Scott Lawton He also scored to lead the resurgent Flyers to a 5-3 victory over Washington Capitals Wednesday night.

“I’m kind of getting my vibrations at the moment,” Konecny ​​said. “She’s been running around in the locker room all season and she’s getting my way now.”

Marcus Johansson And TJ O’Shea a hit Carter Hart Two consecutive goals in the third goal for Washington narrowed the deficit to 4-3. Hart held the rest of the way and finished with 26 tackles.

The Flyers have banned iPads from the bench so players focus on the next shift rather than reviewing their last over. They may have been spending too much time watching Konecny’s recent highlights.

“He’s just playing. I found him the puck,” said Coach John Tortorella. “Everything about his game is effort and I think it’s going to be rewarded.”

Konisi buried an empty net in the closing seconds for his third goal of the game – his 24th – and sent the Caps flying over the ice. This was the second hat-trick in his career. He has points in 10 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NHL.

After spending most of the season buried in the Eastern Conference standings, the Flyers won six of their seven games. They got their first win of the season Monday in Buffalo.

Even with the recent hot streak, the Flyers only had 17 wins. But Tortorella, a veteran coach who won a Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay, refused to forfeit the season to improve the odds at the first pick.

Instead, the Sports City who abandoned the Flyers program was chanting “Let’s Go Flyers!” In the third period after Tippett buries his past Darcy Comber Konicny scored the 23rd to take a 4-1 lead.

“It was just a team effort,” Konnicney said. “Everyone buys what we have to do and believe in each other.”

Agate Hathaway He also scored for the Capitals and finished Kuemper with 31 tackles.

Alex Ovechkin He failed to score a goal for Washington in Game 1 of this week’s home-and-home series.

“I thought we kept fighting for third place,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said. “We had chances to equalize in that game. Just didn’t get it done. At the beginning, at the end. We had our chances there. But we did enough to hurt ourselves, too.”

With Ovechkin in the penalty area for a stumbling, Laughton buried his 10th goal on a powerful shot from the slot and took the lead 1-0.

Ovechkin had an 810 in sight after a breakaway that shook the crowd off their seats, only for Hart to shut it down with a bunt. The crowd cheered midway through the first period that kept the Flyers up 1-0.

PA Flyers announcer Lou Nolan had barely finished saying “last minute of play in the first period” when Nick Jensen Hartaway fed into a doorstep line and kicked his sixth, tying the game.

The Capitals have eight goals this season in the last minute of a period.

Usually the most smashed targets, the pilots simply did not play the last seconds. Joel Farabi He slid the ball in from behind the net and Konnicny hit his 22nd and took a 2-1 lead. Konecny ​​was not named to the first NHL All-Stars announcement, even though he is on his way to a career season.

“Really good work by TK to find this calm ice and it’s just so easy to find there,” Farabi said.

Game notes
capitals d Trevor van Riemsdyk He played his 500th NHL game Just two days after big brother and Flyers forward James played his 900th career game. … Washington assistant Niklas Backstrom scored his first point of the season. Backstrom appeared in his first season Sunday after hip resurfacing surgery,

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The series concludes on Saturday in Washington.


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