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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.