It was a busy first period for the Washington Capitals, who jumped out to an early 2-1 lead in the opening period against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Not much has changed as we enter the third.
That’s because neither team was able to find the net throughout the second stanza and Washington wasted an opportunity to take a commanding lead on the power play caused by Daniel Briere’s high-sticking on Brooks Laich.
It was a brief two-minute advantage, but one that failed to garner any points.
As it stands, Philadelphia will have to make some noise in the third period if they hope to avoid their first loss of the season. Claude Giroux was able to draw first blood with a ten-foot wristshot (assisted by Wayne Simmonds) but Washington quickly answered with goals by Mathieu Perreault and Alex Ovechkin.
The orange & black have their work cut out for them in the next 20 minutes and defense needs to keep the Caps shut down for them to have a chance.
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