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Lupul leads Flyers past Capitals

Oct 2, 2008 - 1:33 AM PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist and Martin Biron won for the fourth time in as many preseason games as the Philadelphia Flyers recorded a 2-1 triumph Wednesday over the Washington Capitals in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup.

Glen Metropolit also tallied and Biron finished with 19 saves for Philadelphia, which improved to 4-2-0 in the preseason.

Nicklas Backstrom scored his first goal of the preseason and Brent Johnson made 22 saves for Washington, which fell to 4-1-0.

Signed in the offseason to a two-year contract, Metropolit opened the scoring 6:48 into the second period, when he accepted a centering feed from Lupul and wristed a shot past Johnson.

The Flyers doubled their advantage just 2:19 into the third period on the power play.

Defenseman Braydon Coburn fired a cross-ice pass to Steve Eminger, and the former Capitals blue-liner faked a shot before dishing to Lupul in the right faceoff circle. The 25-year-old Lupul quickly wristed a shot past Johnson for his third goal of the preseason.

Backstrom halved the deficit with 5:41 remaining as his sharp-angle shot caromed off Biron's pads and into the net.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0 1 1
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: PHI - GLEN METROPOLIT 1 (JOFFREY LUPUL) 6:49
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) JOFFREY LUPUL 3 (STEVE EMINGER, BRAYDON COBURN)
    2:19
    WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 1 (UNASSISTED) 14:19
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: WAS - 0 OF 8, P

    Oct 1 9:24 PM
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    Capitals 1, Flyers 2  3rd - 1:00Oct 1 9:22 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 1
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    3RD PRD: WAS - NICKLAS BACKSTROM 1 (UNASSISTED) 14:19

    Capitals 1, Flyers 2  3rd - 5:41Oct 1 9:16 PM


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    WASHINGTON 0
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) JOFFREY LUPUL 3 (STEVE EMINGER, BRAYDON COBURN)
    2:19

    Capitals 0, Flyers 2  3rd - 17:41Oct 1 8:57 PM
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    Capitals 0, Flyers 1  End of 2ndOct 1 8:42 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: PHI - GLEN METROPOLIT 1 (JOFFREY LUPUL) 6:49
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WAS 9 4 13
    PHI 12 6 18
    GOALIES: WAS - BRENT JOHNSON


    Oct 1 8:35 PM


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    WASHINGTON 0
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    2ND PRD: PHI - GLEN METROPOLIT 1 (JOFFREY LUPUL) 6:49

    Capitals 0, Flyers 1  2nd - 13:11Oct 1 8:11 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 0 0
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    GOALIES: WAS - BRENT JOHNSON
    PHI - MARTIN BIRON

    Oct 1 7:43 PM
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