Alex Ovechkin have scored two goals to give him 730 in the NHL, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. The forward is one goal from tying Marcel Dionne for fifth in NHL history. Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and John Carlson had his 1st four-point game in the NHL with four assists for Washington (29-12-4). Ilya Samsonov made 22 saves. Wade Allison scored his initial NHL goal for Philadelphia (20-18-6). Alex Lyon made 35 saves in his first start of the season. The Capitals lead the New York Islanders by four points for first in the MassMutual East Division.
The Flyers are sixth, eight points Boston Bruins Iron Ons behind the fourth-place Boston Bruins. The top four teams will qualify for Batman Iron Ons the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 1-0 business lead at 3:38 of the first period with a one-timer from the remaining circle on the power play and put Washington ahead 3-2 with the man-advantage at 6:15 of the second. He is second in NHL history with 269 power-perform goals, five behind Dave Andreychuk. The Capitals were 2-for-5 on the energy play and are 13-for-36 (36.1 percent) in their past 11 games. Ivan Provorov tied it 1-1 at 19:59 of the 1st, one-timing a complete from Claude Giroux for his 50th NHL objective. Dmitry Orlov gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead 33 seconds into the second period.
James van Riemsdyk tied it 2-2 at 5:28 of the next with his first goal in 18 online games. After Ovechkin’s second goal, Kuznetsov made it 4-2 at 15:02 off a backhand pass off the wall in to the slot from Tom Wilson. Allison scored on the power play to make it 4-3 in 7:02 of the third period. The 23-year-old ahead was playing his second NHL video game. The Capitals took a 5-3 lead at 9:15 NCAA Division Team Logos when Conor Sheary redirected a shot from Justin Schultz. Anthony Mantha scored an empty-net objective to create it 6-3 at 18:48. He has scored in three straight video games since he was acquired in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.