Capitals 8, Flyers 2
New coach, same result for the Philadelphia Flyers.
With Peter Laviolette making his Flyers debut behind the bench,
Tomas Fleischmann and Mike Green scored two goals apiece, and
Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and four assists, leading the
streaking Washington Capitals to a 8-2 win over Philadelphia on
It was the seventh loss in eight games for the Flyers, who fired
coach John Stevens on Friday and hired Laviolette to replace
The Southeast Division-leading Capitals didn’t miss two-time NHL
MVP Alex Ovechkin, who served the final game of a two-game
suspension. Washington won its fifth straight.