Series (Game 4 of 4)

Philadelphia leads 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, November 3rd
Game 2: Saturday, December 31st
Game 3: Friday, January 6th
Game 4: Friday, February 10th

Capitals 4

(19-31-5, 43 pts)

Flyers 5

(33-15-9, 75 pts)

7:00 PM ET, February 10, 2006

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
WSH 2 1 14
PHI 1 4 05

Top Skaters

Washington: A. Ovechkin - 1 G, 1 A, 11 SOG,

Philadelphia: B. Savage - 2 G, 3 SOG, Even

Washington (19-30-5) at Philadelphia (32-15-9) 7:00 pm EST

Washington (19-30-5) at Philadelphia (32-15-9) 7:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The Washington Capitals' primary goal at this point is just to score one.

The Capitals hope to avoid a third straight shutout and score for the first time in a week Friday when they face off against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington has not scored in 121:47, dating to last Friday's 4-1 triumph over Toronto. In their last two games, the Capitals have dropped a pair of 5-0 decisions to Tampa Bay and Florida.

Tuesday's pounding at the hands of the Panthers came against Olaf Kolzig, who stopped 40-of-45 shots. Backup netminder Brent Johnson was the victim against the Lightning.

Prior to this week, the Capitals had not been shut out in 43 straight games, dating to a 4-0 loss to Carolina on October 22.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia is coming off Wednesday's 5-2 win against the New York Islanders behind Mike Richards' first career hat trick. Fellow rookies R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter added a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Philadelphia has won two of three meetings with Washington this season, including a 3-1 triumph in the last matchup on January 6 behind a goal and an assist from both Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg.