Jakub Voracek scored with 2:50 left in the second period to dash Braden Holtby’s hopes of notching his sixth shutout of the season, but that was all the offense the fading Philadelphia Flyers could muster on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Washington Capitals 3-1. The Caps swept Philly in the season series for only the second time ever, the other being in 2006-07, when the orange and black only managed to win 22 games all year.
Voracek’s tally gave him 20 for the season, becoming the fifth Flyer to reach that mark this season, joining Sean Couturier (31), James van Riemsdyk (26), Travis Konecny (22), and Claude Giroux (20).
With six games remaining, the Flyers now find themselves seven points behind Montreal for the second wild card, and still four behind Columbus (who have two games in-hand) for the first spot out of the playoffs. It’s over.
But what isn’t over is the sweet, sweet content you all crave. Like this edition of postgame, which is stellar, as always.