The Capitals look for their first victory in Philadelphia in 15
tries when they face the Flyers on Thursday.
Ovechkin, who ended his first month in the NHL as the league
leader in goals among rookies with eight, has contributed on 54
percent of his team's goals. He scored twice in the first
period of Friday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ranked 29th in the league in power play percentage (11.2),
Washington is 0-13-1 at Philadelphia dating to January 23, 1988.
Although they have won five of seven, the Flyers are expected to
play rookie centers Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and R.J.
Umberger against Washington.
Umberger was called up to replace Keith Primeau, who is out
indefinitely with a concussion, while Richards is among the top
rookie scorers with nine points.
Defenseman Kim Johnsson is listed as day-to-day with a pulled
left groin for the Flyers, who are coming off a 5-3 victory over
Ottawa on Sunday.