Final
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Flyers look to rebound against Capitals

Nov 2, 2007 - 1:48 PM Philadelphia (7-4-0) at Washington (5-7-0), 7:00 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Ticker) - The Philadelphia Flyers got off to a fast start this season. They've been coming back down to earth lately.

They will try to pick the pace back up when they visit the Washington Capitals on Friday.

The Flyers were the worst team in the NHL last season, totaling just 56 points and posting 48 loses. It marked the worst season in franchise history.

But they started this season strong, notching wins in six of their first seven games. However, they have lost three of four since, failing to score more than three goals in any of the contests.

The Flyers added Daniel Briere in the offseason, and the 30-year-old center scored four goals in the team's first three games, but has failed to find the net in each of the last eight contests.

The Capitals, who took all four games from Philadelphia last season, suffered a letdown on Thursday, dropping a 2-0 decision to the New York Rangers.

The shutout loss came on the heels of a 7-1 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Third-year sensation Alexander Ovechkin tallied a pair of goals in that game, and has eight on the season.

Washington has lost seven of nine after opening the season with three wins.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 2 1 3
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - TOMAS FLEISCHMANN 2 (NICKLAS BACKSTROM, MICHAEL
    NYLANDER) 7:29
    2ND PRD: PHI - DANIEL BRIERE 5 (R.J. UMBERGER, BRAYDON COBURN) 8:03
    PHI - MIKE RICHARDS 8 (JOFFREY LUPUL) 14:52
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) R.J. UMBERGER 2

    Nov 2 9:37 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    WASHINGTON 2
    3RD PRD: WAS - (PP) ALEXANDER OVECHKIN 9 (MICHAEL NYLANDER) 15:52

    Flyers vs. CapitalsNov 2 9:31 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 3
    WASHINGTON 1
    3RD PRD: PHI - (PP) R.J. UMBERGER 2 (RORY FITZPATRICK, JEFF CARTER)
    1:33

    Flyers vs. CapitalsNov 2 9:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 2 2
    WASHINGTON 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - TOMAS FLEISCHMANN 2 (NICKLAS BACKSTROM, MICHAEL
    NYLANDER) 7:29
    2ND PRD: PHI - DANIEL BRIERE 5 (R.J. UMBERGER, BRAYDON COBURN) 8:03
    PHI - MIKE RICHARDS 8 (JOFFREY LUPUL) 14:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Nov 2 8:42 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 2
    WASHINGTON 1
    2ND PRD: PHI - MIKE RICHARDS 8 (JOFFREY LUPUL) 14:52

    Flyers vs. CapitalsNov 2 8:36 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 1
    WASHINGTON 1
    2ND PRD: PHI - DANIEL BRIERE 5 (R.J. UMBERGER, BRAYDON COBURN) 8:03

    Flyers vs. CapitalsNov 2 8:20 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 0 0
    WASHINGTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - TOMAS FLEISCHMANN 2 (NICKLAS BACKSTROM, MICHAEL
    NYLANDER) 7:29
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 6 6
    WAS 14 14
    GOALIES: PHI - ANT

    Nov 2 7:47 PM


  • NHL
    PHILADELPHIA 0
    WASHINGTON 1
    1ST PRD: WAS - TOMAS FLEISCHMANN 2 (NICKLAS BACKSTROM, MICHAEL
    NYLANDER) 7:29

    Flyers vs. CapitalsNov 2 7:19 PM