Series (Game 2 of 2)

Washington leads 2-0

Game 1: Tuesday, September 26th
Game 2: Friday, September 29th

Flyers 0

(1-5-1, 3 pts)

Capitals 1

(3-1-1, 7 pts)

Coverage: NBCSN

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2006

Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia

1 2 3 T
PHI 0 0 00
WSH 0 0 11

B. Johnson (G):

R. Esche (G):

K. Beech (C):


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kris Beech scored with 3:41 remaining in the third period to give the Washington Capitals a 1-0 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.

Beech circled behind the net and stuffed a wraparound shot past Flyers goalie Robert Esche, who finished with 32 saves.

Brent Johnson had 26 saves for the Capitals (3-1-1), who had two victories in four days over Philadelphia (1-5).

Reigning Calder Trophy winner Alexander Ovechkin had three shots in both the first and third periods, but did not score for Washington. Capitals center Dainius Zubrus, a former Flyers player who underwent knee surgery during the offseason, made his preseason debut and took two shots during his 19:45 on the ice.

Flyers defenseman Denis Gauthier was shaken up with 8:24 remaining in the second period when he took a knee to the head from Ovechkin. Gauthier was helped off the ice and did not return.

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