Series (Game 4 of 4)
Philadelphia leads 3-1
(19-31-5, 43 pts)
(33-15-9, 75 pts)
7:00 PM ET, February 10, 2006
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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
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