The Flyers chased Capitals goalie Braden Holtby midway through the second period but had to hang on for a 6-4 win in a chippy, exciting game at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. Flyers goals were scored by Claude Giroux (2), Jakub Vorack (2), Michael Raffl, and Steve Downie (EN), while Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin, Troy Brouwer, and Brooks Laich tallied for the Capitals. Steve Mason made 21 of 25 stops in the Flyers' net.
The Orange and Black were a step ahead of the Capitals from the start, with a flurry of quality chances by Vincent Lecavalier, Downie and Zac Rinaldo in the first six minutes. Then, at 6:48 of the first, Claude Giroux got on the board with a nifty backhand deke on Capitals goalie Braden Holtby for a 1-0 lead.