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Capitals complete season sweep of Flyers

Jan 10, 2007 - 4:58 AM
WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia Flyers knew early on that it would be another long night.

Ben Clymer scored 15 seconds into the game, Alex Ovechkin added a pair of tallies and the Washington Capitals completed the franchise's first season sweep of the Flyers with a 6-2 victory.

Washington outscored Philadelphia by a lopsided 20-9 in winning all four meetings between the teams this season. It marked the first time in 32 seasons that the Caps won each contest from the Flyers.

The Capitals have won three in a row overall

Clymer got things going with his fifth goal of the season that put Washington ahead for good. Ovechkin made it 2-0 just over six minutes later and he added his 28th goal of the season early in the second period to extend the lead to 3-0.

Voted an Eastern Conference All Star starter Tuesday night, Ovechkin was not overly impressed with the sweep of Philadelphia.

"We just play our system and it's working," Ovechkin said. "I just look to win the next game. Right now, we beat the Flyers and it's history. We just try to concentrate on the next game."

Former Philadelphia tough guy Donald Brashear, Alexander Semin and Brian Sutherby also tallied for the Capitals, who start a four-game road trip on Thursday.

"We really have to crank it up and it's good to be headed out on the road with some confidence," Sutherby said. "It's about getting that winning feeling back again and that's always good when you're headed out on the road."

Kyle Calder was the lone bright spot for Philadelphia, recording a pair of goals in the third period with the game already out of reach.

"It was too little too late," Calder said. "We got off to a rough start. It's not a way we want to end a road trip. Hopefully when we get back home we can regroup a little bit and come back."

Robert Esche stopped only 25-of-31 shots for Philadelphia, which has lost four straight and 14 of its last 17 games.

"Our team played terrific today. We were more than capable to win a hockey game," Esche said. "They had a horrific effort from their goalie, and that's all there is to it. We played more than good enough to win the game today, more than enough."

Philadelphia captain Peter Forsberg missed his fourth straight game with a groin injury.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 2 2
    WASHINGTON 2 2 2 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - BEN CLYMER 5 (BROOKS LAICH) 0:15
    WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 27 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 6:36
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 28 (CHRIS CLARK, DAINIUS ZUBRUS)
    16:45
    WAS - DONALD BRASHEAR 1 (BOYD GORDON) 17:02
    3RD PRD: W

    Jan 9 9:37 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    WASHINGTON 6
    3RD PRD: WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 3 (UNASSISTED) 18:50

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    WASHINGTON 5
    3RD PRD: PHI - (SH) KYLE CALDER 7 (R.J. UMBERGER) 12:32

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 9:23 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    WASHINGTON 5
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) KYLE CALDER 6 (RYAN POTULNY, SAMI KAPANEN) 8:47

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 9:16 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    WASHINGTON 5
    3RD PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER SEMIN 22 (ALEXANDER OVECHKIN, CHRIS
    CLARK) 3:09

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 9:05 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 0
    WASHINGTON 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - BEN CLYMER 5 (BROOKS LAICH) 0:15
    WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 27 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 6:36
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 28 (CHRIS CLARK) 16:45
    WAS - DONALD BRASHEAR 1 (BOYD GORDON) 17:02
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Jan 9 8:43 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    WASHINGTON 4
    2ND PRD: WAS - DONALD BRASHEAR 1 (BOYD GORDON) 17:02

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 8:37 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    WASHINGTON 3
    2ND PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 28 (CHRIS CLARK) 16:45

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 8:37 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0
    WASHINGTON 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - BEN CLYMER 5 (BROOKS LAICH) 0:15
    WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 27 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 6:36
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 12 12
    WAS 7 7

    Jan 9 7:47 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    WASHINGTON 2
    1ST PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 27 (DAINIUS ZUBRUS) 6:39

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 7:20 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    WASHINGTON 1
    1ST PRD: WAS - BEN CLYMER 5 (BROOKS LAICH) 0:15

    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 9 7:11 PM
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    Flyers vs. CapitalsJan 8 8:59 PM