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Postgame 3/4

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

The Philadelphia Flyers are now one point behind the Washington Capitals for the lead in the Metro Division thanks to last night’s 5-2 win on the road. It was a playoff-like atmosphere last night at Capital One Arena and the Flyers took it to the division leaders for the final 40 minutes despite the Caps’ best effort to knock the Orange and Black off their game with physicality.

Travis Konecny helped to keep the power play red hot and Ivan Provorov beat Braden Holtby to make Philly’s blue line the highest-scoring defense in the league at the moment, but it wasn’t all positives. James van Riemsdyk is expected to miss several weeks after he broke his hand blocking a shot in the first period and the team endured yet another sluggish start. We talked about JVR’s injury and the slow start in last night’s post-game reaction as well as:

  • Where Joel Farabee will slot into the lineup?
  • How to handle Tom Wilson in a playoff series.
  • Alain Vigneault and how likely it is he’ll win the Jack Adams.
  • How good special teams has been for the team this season.