Capitals Pound Flyers, 6-1; Anthony Mantha Scores In Capitals Debut

The Washington Capitals trounced the Philadelphia Flyers, 6-1, Tuesday Evening at Capital One Area. The victory improves the Capitals report to 28-11-4 (60 factors) on the season.

The Capitals opened the scoring early within the first stanza with a tally from Conor Sheary, however the Flyers struck again lower than two minutes later to tie the sport 1-1 halfway by means of the opening interval. Nonetheless, that will be it for the Flyers.

The Capitals answered with objectives from Tom Wilson, Nicklas Backstrom and Carl Hagelin for a 4-1 lead on the first intermission.

New man Anthony Mantha would stretch the Capitals lead along with his first tally as a Capital halfway by means of the center body for a 5-1 lead on the second break. Alex Ovechkin would add an influence play purpose early within the closing body for the 6-1 closing.



Ilya Samsonov (9-3-0-1, 2.97 GAA, .894 SV%) began between the pipes for the Capitals. Brian Elliott (11-5-0-1, .894 sv%, 2.87 GAA) bought the beginning in purpose for the visiting Flyers. The beginning ahead traces and defensive pairs for the Capitals:

Scratches: Trevor van Reimsdyk, Michael Raffl

The Capitals acquired Anthony Mantha and Michael Raffl previous to the commerce deadline on April 12. Jakub Vrana, Richard Panik and Jonas Siegenthaaler had been traded previous to the  commerce deadline.


The Capitals opened the scoring with a purpose from Conor Sheary (11) at 7:07 of the opening body. Daniel Sprong (7) and Lars Eller (12) had the assists.

The lead lasted lower than two minutes, because the Flyers would tie the sport at 8:45 of the primary body with a purpose from Sean Couturier (13).

However the Capitals rapidly regained the lead and by no means appeared again, scoring 5 unanswered objectives.

Tom Wilson (11) would add an influence play purpose at 11:32 of the primary interval. Conor Sheary (7) and Anthony Mantha (11) had the helpers.

The Capitals would lengthen their result in 3-1 with an influence play marker from Nicklas Backkstrom (14) at 16:25 of the primary body. Alex Ovechkin (17) and John Carlson (26) had the assists.

The Capitals weren’t carried out within the interval. Carl Hagelin (5) would stretch the Capitals result in 4-1 . John Carlson (27) and Dmitry Orlov (7) had the assists.

The interval would finish with the Capitals main 4-1. The Capitals led in shot makes an attempt 20-15 and pictures on purpose 19-9 within the opening body. The Capitals led in scoring possibilities 7-5.  Washington was 2 for two on the facility play whereas the Flyers didn’t have a person benefit.


The Capitals would make it 5-0 with a purpose from new man Anthony Mantha (12) at 9:22 of the center body. T.J. Oshie (20) and Nicklas Backstrom (30) had the helpers.

That may be it for the scoring within the center body. The Flyers led in shot makes an attempt 11-8 within the second interval with the Capitals main 28-26 after two durations. The Capitals led in scoring possibilities 5-3 within the second interval and 12-8 after 40 minutes. The Flyers had been 0 for 1 and the Capitals 2 for two on the facility play after two durations.


The Capitals stretched their result in 6-1 with an influence play purpose from Alex Ovechkin (22) at 5:10 of the third interval. Tom Wilson (16) and Conor Sheary (8) had the helpers.

That may be the entire scoring because the Capitals held on for the 6-1 win.

The Capitals return to motion on Thursday night time after they host the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Area. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM.


  • Flyers led in shot makes an attempt 48-37.
  • Ilya Samsonov stopped 29 of 30 pictures for a .967 recreation save proportion.
  • Flyers led in scoring possibilities at 5v5 21-14.


  • Conor Sheary opened the scoring for the Caps along with his eleventh purpose of the season and his third in his final two video games.
  • Nicklas Backstrom recorded his 714th profession help on the Capitals’ fifth purpose, passing Daniel Alfredsson for the fourth-most assists by a Swedish born participant in NHL historical past.
  • Anthony Mantha turns into the forty ninth Capital in franchise historical past to attain in his debut.
  • Alex Ovechkin provides the Caps a 6-1 lead along with his twenty second purpose of the season, which is tied for fourth within the NHL. He’s now 4 objectives shy of passing Marcel Dionne (731) for the fifth-most objectives in NHL historical past.
  • John Carlson will play in his 800th profession recreation tonight in opposition to Philadelphia. He’ll grow to be the twenty third energetic participant to achieve the mark and the eighth participant in franchise historical past to skate in 800 video games.
  • The Capitals have allowed two energy play objectives of their final 9 video games, stopping 23 of their 25 (92.0%) energy performs in opposition to. Throughout that span, which dates again to March 30, their 92.0 penalty kill proportion ranks tied for second within the NHL.
  • The Capitals have scored three energy play objectives in consecutive video games and have scored eight energy play objectives in 17 energy play alternatives (47.1%) over their final 4 video games.

By Jon Sorenen


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first recreation on the Capital Centre in 1974. His ardour for the Caps has grown over the many years, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and neighborhood organizer, and most just lately led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering at Outdated Dominion College, and is a Programs Engineer throughout intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals behavior.

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