The Capitals rally to lose the Flyers, 3-2 in overtime; Alex Ovechkin scores the game winner

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2 (overtime) Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. Sonny Milano equalized late on and captain Alex Ovechkin scored the game winner in overtime. The win improves the Capitals’ record to 8-10-3 on the season.

lines and pairs

Darcy Comber Got a start against the Capitals. Felix Sandstrom I got a splash between the tubes for the pilots. The Capitals’ frontlines and defensive pairs in their 21st game of the season:

Alex Ovechkin – Dylan Strom – Connor Cherry
Sonny Milano – Evgeny Kuznetsov – TJ Oshie
Marcus Johansson – Lars Eller – Anthony Mantha
Alexi Protas – Nick Dodd – Garnet Hathaway

Eric Gustafson – John Carlson
Martin Fehrvary – Nick Jensen
Matt Irwin – Trevor van Riemsdyk

Darcy Comber
Charlie Lindgren

scratches: Nicholas Op-Koppel, Joe Snuffley, Dmitry Orlov, and Alex Alexeyev
injuries: Niklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, Carl Hagelin, Connor Brown, Beck Mallenstein.
ReallocationHershey: Connor McMichael was reassigned to Hershey on November 20.

The first period

The Flyers opened the scoring with a score from Morgan Frost (3) at 5:27 of the first period. Travis Sanheim (4) and Joel Farabi (9) were assistants.

The Capitals appeared to tie the game with a power play goal from Marcus Johansson, but the goal was reviewed and disallowed, as it was determined that Johansson kicked the ball.

However, with time left on the power play, Johansson would hit a rebound to tie the score at 1-1. Alex Ovechkin (9), TJ O’Shea (4), assists.

The period ended with the match tied 1-1. Shots on goal were tied at 10-10. The Capitals dominated the point 72-28% in the first period.

The second period

The game was abandoned early in the second period after John Carlsson broke a pane of glass with a pass near the bench.

Flyers regained the lead with a goal from Patrick Brown (1) at 14:33 from the middle. Ivan Provorov (8) and Nicolas Deslauriers (3) assisted.

The period would end with a 2-1 lead over the Flyers. The Capitals lead in shots 14-5 in the middle frame and 24-15 after two periods.

Third period

The Capitals tied it up late on a goal from Sonny Milano (3) at 17:02 of the final frame. Evgeny Kuznetsov (13) and TJ O’Shea (5) were assistants.

Regulation over, tied at 2-2.

over time

Alex Ovechkin won the title in overtime for the Capitals.

The Capitals are back in action on Friday when they host the Calgary Flames. puck drop 2 m.


  • The first goal for The Capitals was scored for Marcus Johansson. It marks Johansson’s fifth goal of the season and his fifth strong point game (2g, 3a), which ranks third on the team.
  • Alex Ovechkin scored the assist on the Capitals’ first goal, his ninth of the season. Ovechkin’s 18 points (9G, 9A) in 21 games this season ranks first for the Capitals.
  • Alex Ovechkin scored in overtime (10) to give the Capitals a 3-2 win. Ovechkin’s goal marked his first career goal against Felix Sandström, the 164th different goaltender Ovechkin scored in his career.
  • Ovechkin’s 164 goals scored with Mark Messier is third in NHL history and trails only Jaromir Jagr (178) and Patrick Marlowe (177).
  • Of these players, Marlowe ranks first in NHL history in games played, Messier is third and Jagr is fourth. Ovechkin ranked 68th.

About John Sorenson

A Cubs fan since day one, John attended his first game at the Capital Center in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and has included time as a season ticket holder. He worked as a journalist covering the team for over 10 years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics, and forecast development.

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