The road-weary Philadelphia Flyers (23-15-6) looked to right their ship in returning to the Wells Fargo Center in a Wednesday evening tilt
The surging Washington Capitals (30-10-5) figured to be a mighty tough test.
A heavyweight first period saw the Flyers strike an early first and last blow when All-Star, Travis Konecny converted a sweet feed from Sean Couturier to beat Caps netminder, Braden Holtby and with :37 played, Philly had a lead.
Holtby settled in and Washington chopped away and was rewarded with markers from Nicklaus Backstrom and Jakob Vrana to seemingly end the opening stanza with Washington ahead, 2-1.
Robert Hagg scored on a slap shot at 19:19 to knot it up at 2-2.
The clubs went forth and back with no goals going in before Kevin Hayes picked off a pass and beat Holtby on a short-handed breakaway to secure the final goal of the game and a much needed Flyers win was in sight.
Carter Hart outdueled Holtby with neither allowing a goal in the third stanza.
Hart came away with an impressive 26 save affair and bested Holtby who knocked away 24 Philly tries.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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