Flyers defeat Capitals

February 24, 2009 6:51:19 PM PST
Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter scored two of Philadelphia's three goals in a 3½-minute span of the third period Tuesday night, and the Flyers came back to beat Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night.

Ovechkin finally seemed to have figured out the Flyers, assisting on Washington's first goal and scoring the second for a 2-0 lead. He was held without a point in two previous games this season against Philadelphia, the only Eastern Conference opponent that hadn't allowed a goal by Ovechkin in 2008-09.

But the Flyers cut their deficit to 2-1 during a 5-on-3 midway through the second period, when Claude Giroux scored. And then, suddenly, Capitals goalie Jose Theodore couldn't stop anything in the third.

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