Flyers Bounced from the Playoffs in Last Game of the Season

Flyers bounced from the Playoffs in the last game of the Season. T.J. Oshie scored the back-breaking goal with 3:00 remaining in the third period, and the Washington Capitals clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

Flyers Let Early Lead Slip Away, Lose to Capitals

Nail in the Season Coffin

Oshie put the Capitals ahead 2-1 with an empty-net goal at 17:00 of the third. The Flyers needed a regulation win and a Detroit Red Wings regulation loss to the Montreal Canadiens to stay alive for a playoff spot, pulled goalie Samuel Ersson with 3:10 remaining, and the puck in the Washington end. Nic Dowd then chipped the puck out of the zone to Oshie, who had a clear lane to the net when Philadelphia forward Garnet Hathaway fell. T.J. Oshie scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:00 remaining in the third period, sending the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

At 18:08 of the first period, Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Dylan McIlrath one-timed a puck from the right point that went off Ovechkin’s hip and past Ersson. Erik Johnson tied it 1-1 at 12:29 of the second period when he got to the front of the net and redirected Egor Zamula’s point shot past Lindgren.

Story of the Final Weeks of the Season

Philadelphia nearly scored the game’s first goal at 8:17 of the first period when Joel Farabee’s shot from the left side bounced off Lindgren’s shoulder, popped in the air, went off Farabee’s glove, and into the net. But the goal was waved off when it was ruled the referee had blown the play dead after losing sight of the puck before it crossed the goal line. Nothing came easy for Philly in the last few weeks.

Frustrating Philly

If scoring the first goal of the game was not enough for Ovechkin. He continues to be a thorn in the side of the Flyers. Ovechkin has scored 49 goals in 74 games against the Flyers, his second-most against any team. He scored 50 in 90 games against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.

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