The Philadelphia Flyers welcome back Danny Briere fresh off his serving a three game suspension as they face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals tonight in DC. James van Riemsdyk will be a healthy scratch again tonight as the Peter Laviolette opts to stick with Andreas Nodl. Youngster Eric Wellwood was scratched to make way for Briere. Rookie Sergei Bobrovsky gets his seventh straight start in net.
The Flyers ride a three game win streak into the nation's capital against a team that more or less owned them last season.
The Capitals went 3-0-1 versus the Flyers a season ago, outscoring the defending Eastern Conference champions by a 22-13 margin while winning the last three meetings. Washington claimed both contests at home and have taken three of the last four played in the nation's capital.
The Caps have their own three game winning streak coming into this game and have scored a ridiculous 17 goals over those three games. They're 6-1 this year at home.