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SportConnolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2

04:30  15 march  2019
04:30  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Elliott stops 29 shots, Flyers beat Islanders 4-1

Elliott stops 29 shots, Flyers beat Islanders 4-1 Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat New York 4-1, helping knock the Islanders out of first place in the Metropolitan Division. Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored for Philadelphia. Elliott lost his shutout bid when Adam Pelech scored with 4:45 left. The Flyers are 4-0-1 in their last five games to move within five points of the final wild card in the Eastern Conference. Elliott lost his shutout bid when Adam Pelech scored with 4:45 left. He got his ninth win of the season and third in his last four starts.

had a goal and an assist , and Braden Holtby got his 250th career win as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5 -3 Wednesday night to reclaim sole Brett Connolly , Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Capitals , who won their fifth straight and seventh in the last eight.

Mark Stone had two goals and an assist , Mike Condon made 19 saves and the Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 2 on Thursday night. Boucher, the Senators' coach, was behind the bench in Tampa for the first time since being fired by the Lightning midway through the 2012-13 season.

Connolly has 2 goals, assist as Capitals beat Flyers 5-2© The Associated Press Washington Capitals' Brett Connolly, left, scores past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Carter Hart, center, and Ivan Provorov, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

PHILADELPHIA — Brett Connolly had two goals and an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Thursday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and Tom Wilson also scored as the Capitals remained two points ahead of the second-place New York Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Braden Holtby stopped 22 shots.

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals to 5-3 win over Flyers

Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Capitals to 5-3 win over Flyers Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division. Brett Connolly, Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Capitals, who won their fifth straight and seventh in the last eight. Ovechkin moved one point from reaching 1,200 for his career. Braden Holtby made 27 saves for his 250th career victory. Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist, and Scott Laughton and Philippe Myers also scored for the Flyers, whose rally from a 5-0 deficit fell short.

Alex Ovechkin had two goals and two assists to lift the Washington Capitals over the Vancouver Canucks 5 - 2 . Vancouver's second goal of the night came when the Canucks had the man advantage to start the third period. Right winger Brock Boeser fired a hard shot on Holtby seconds into the frame.

(AP) — Mark Stone had two goals and an assist , Mike Condon made 19 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5 - 2 on Thursday night. Turris has 24 points (nine goals , 15 assists ) in 23 games against Tampa Bay. Hoffman made it 3-1 early in the third with a power-play goal .

James van Riemsdyk and Scott Laughton scored for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart finished with 27 saves. The Flyers remained five points out of the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.

BOX SCORE: CAPITALS 5, FLYERS 2

Washington scored twice in the first 9 1/2 minutes, never allowing the home crowd to get behind a Philadelphia team needing a win to help their playoff push.

Connolly opened the scoring less than three minutes in and set up Eller for the second goal before the midpoint of the period.

Van Riemsdyk awoke a sleepy Wells Fargo Center a little over a minute into the second when he beat Holtby with a wrist shot as a Capitals penalty was expiring for his 21st.

However, Connolly restored the two-goal lead as he won the puck from Flyers defenseman Philippe Myers and, on an odd-man rush, beat Hart high with a wrist shot for his 19th of the season at 8:43.

Killorn scores 3 as Lightning beat Capitals 6-3

Killorn scores 3 as Lightning beat Capitals 6-3 Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 in the teams' first meeting since last year's Eastern Conference finals. Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a season, becoming the 12th team in league history to get at least 55 victories in a season. BOX SCORE: LIGHTNING 6, CAPITALS 3 Erik Cernak, Yanni Gourde and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots.

The Penguins had eliminated Washington from the playoffs in the second round the previous two Brett Connolly added an insurance goal with less than two minutes remaining, giving the Capitals a Although no goals were scored in the first period, the Capitals had the shot advantage nine to seven.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Filip Forsberg came up big for the Nashville Predators in his return after sitting out a game. Forsberg had two goals and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.

Just over a minute later, Wilson got his 20th on a wide-open shot from the slot off a pass from Kuznetsov to make it 4-1.

Laughton pulled the Flyers within two again with 7:38 left in the second.

Philadelphia had two power plays in the third, but couldn't beat Holtby. The goalie stopped all 10 Flyers shots in the period.

Kuznetsov capped the scoring with his 18th with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.

NOTES: The Flyers were 0 for 4 on the power play and are now 0 for 12 over their last five games. ... Philadelphia played its second consecutive game without top winger Jake Voracek, who was finishing a two-game suspension for an illegal hit on the New York Islanders' Johnny Boychuk on Sunday. ... Hart was playing in his first game in three weeks after missing time with a lower-body injury. ... Washington has beaten Philadelphia in all three games the teams have played so far this year. The season series ends in Washington on March 24.

Canadiens beat listless Flyers 3-1

Canadiens beat listless Flyers 3-1 Brendan Gallagher, Shea Weber and Max Domi scored goals, Carey Price stopped 32 shots and the Montreal Canadiens earned a 3-1 win over the fading Philadelphia Flyers.

Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist and Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets, who are 1-4-1 in their last six games. FLYERS 5 , SABRES 2 . PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Voracek, James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux scored as Philadelphia kept its tenuous playoff hopes alive with a win

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist and the Capitals took over the top record in the NHL with a 3- 2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Washington scored the first two goals and Braden Holtby stopped a dozen shots in the third period as the Bruins attempted to rally. "We came out better

UP NEXT

Capitals: At Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Flyers: At Toronto on Friday night.

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