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Flyers at Capitals recap: Hockey team tumbles into bye week

Four goals in five minutes in the third period leave fans stunned as the Flyers find new ways to lose.

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

24 hours ago the Philadelphia Flyers played a game they would most likely want to never think about again. Today, the Flyers made some changes from their lineup in Boston. Shayne Gostisbehere made his return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch yesterday afternoon. Brandon Manning found himself watching the game from above as he was the scratch of the day. Steve Mason also returned between the pipes after backing up Michal Neuvirth in Boston

None of this would matter, though, as Washington would beat the Flyers by a score of 5-0.

Today’s game in Washington is the Flyers sixth game in the last nine days, and also is their last before entering the NHL mandated bye week.

Shots came early and often for the Flyers, however they could not find the back of the net. At the end of the first period, the Flyers had almost tripled the Capitals in shots, leading there 13-5. Shayne Gostisbehere played very well and led the team in ice time in the period. The Flyers had a couple of power plays during the period but did not convert, despite generating some solid chances with the advantage.

At around the nine-minute mark of the second period Michael Del Zotto had an absolutely laughable attempt at clearing a puck. Instead of clearing it, he gave turned it over to Andre Burakovsky directly in front of the net! He would score. It was laughable. But hey, it was only one goal? They can come back from that. This team has looked solid so far, no worries.

The second period came to a close. The Capitals lead 1-0, both teams were tied in shots during the period. This is anybody’s game ... right?

WELL OH BOY LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT THE THIRD PERIOD. Please, strap in your seat belt for this fun, fun, fun adventure. It will take around five minutes.

Because that — five minutes — is how long it took Washington to score four goals.





More enjoyment could be had watching 40 minutes of Mites On Ice, or even watching cats and dogs attempt to play Jai alai. It would be more fun to sit there and rewinding VHS tapes for eight hours. Maybe while we’re at it, why not just pour a pot of boiling water all over your face. This period does not even deserved to be recapped, there are no words to be said. The Flyers have left us speechless. So, fan who may or may not have fire shooting out of their ears reading this. We leave you with this.

Before you go, we’ve constructed a playlist of only the finest music to listen to after a Flyers game. Please leave any recommendations in the comments below.