The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to find some consistency in their play, and a match up with the struggling Washington Capitals Sunday (7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network) at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. might do the trick. The Flyers (35-21-7, 77 points) are looking for consecutive wins for the first time since Jan. 10-12, while the Capitals (32-27-5, 69 points) are coming off a tough 5-0 loss to the Florida Panthers.
On Thursday, the Flyers defeated the visiting New York Islanders 6-3. Matt Read tallied two goals and Jaromir Jagr netted the game-winner for Philly, which has traded wins and loses in its last six games.
The victory came at a price, though, as James van Riemsdyk broke a bone in his left foot and will miss four to six weeks.
Meanwhile, Washington gave up three first period goals en route to a shutout loss on Friday. The result snapped a three-game winning streak for the Capitals, who were 4-8-3 in their last 15 games before that.
Currently, the season series between these two franchises is split, as the Capitals won the opener 5-2 on Oct. 20, while the Flyers earned a 5-1 victory in the second meeting.
The Flyers and Caps will end the season series on March 22nd.