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Eager eases Flyers past Capitals

Sep 27, 2007 - 1:42 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Better known for his fighting ability than his scoring touch, Ben Eager netted the eventual game-winning goal in the second period as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals, 2-1, in a preseason game on Wednesday.

After center Jim Dowd won a faceoff, Eager blasted a shot from the left faceoff circle that beat goaltender Brent Johnson to the stick side. It was Eager's first point of the preseason.

The win put a stop to a two-game losing streak for the Flyers. It was the second game in as many nights for both teams, as the Flyers rebounded from a 4-2 loss in Ottawa, while the Capitals edged the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, in overtime.

Philadelphia opened the scoring as Boyd Kane tipped defenseman Braydon Coburn's shot past Johnson 3:56 into the first period.

The Capitals tied the game later in the first, when Brian Sutherby deflected a shot past netminder Martin Biron. After Steve Eminger's shot bounced off the stick of Philadelphia's Jesse Boulerice, Sutherby managed to tip the slow-moving puck past Biron to tie the game at 1-1.

The Capitals had opportunities to knot the contest after Eager's tally, going 0-of-7 on the power play - including a four-minute man advantage in the second period that produced only two shots on goal.

The Flyers played without the services of left wing Scottie Upshall, who sustained a fractured left wrist in Tuesday's game. Upshall, who was acquired in the blockbuster deal which sent Peter Forsberg to the Nashville Predators last season, will have surgery on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

Upshall, 23, was impressive in his short stint with the Flyers last season, scoring six goals and 13 points in 18 games.

Philadelphia center R.J. Umberger broke his pinky finger on his left hand Tuesday and will require surgery. He will be out of action for one to two weeks.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    WASHINGTON 1 0 0 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - BOYD KANE 1 (BRAYDON COBURN, DENIS TOLPEKO) 3:56
    WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MATT BRADLEY) 13:22
    2ND PRD: PHI - BEN EAGER 1 (JIM DOWD) 6:50
    3RD PRD: NONE
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: WAS - 0 OF 7, PHI - 0

    Sep 26 10:01 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 0 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 0 2 END OF THE 3RD
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - BOYD KANE 1 (BRAYDON COBURN, DENIS TOLPEKO) 3:56
    WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MATT BRADLEY) 13:22
    2ND PRD: PHI - BEN EAGER 1 (JIM DOWD) 6:50
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3

    Sep 26 9:24 PM
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    Capitals vs. FlyersSep 26 9:21 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - BOYD KANE 1 (BRAYDON COBURN, DENIS TOLPEKO) 3:56
    WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MATT BRADLEY) 13:22
    2ND PRD: PHI - BEN EAGER 1 (JIM DOWD) 6:50
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    ---

    Sep 26 8:32 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    2ND PRD: PHI - BEN EAGER 1 (JIM DOWD) 6:50

    Capitals vs. FlyersSep 26 8:13 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 1 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - BOYD KANE 1 (BRAYDON COBURN, DENIS TOLPEKO) 3:56
    WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MATT BRADLEY) 13:22
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WAS 6 6


    Sep 26 7:45 PM


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    WASHINGTON 1
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    1ST PRD: WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 1 (STEVE EMINGER, MATT BRADLEY) 13:22

    Capitals vs. FlyersSep 26 7:35 PM


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    WASHINGTON 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    1ST PRD: PHI - BOYD KANE 1 (BRAYDON COBURN, DENIS TOLPEKO) 3:56

    Capitals vs. FlyersSep 26 7:16 PM