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Added November 8th, 2010 by Chalk
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Capitals Beat Flyers in OT for Eastern Conference Lead

On Sunday in Washington, Mike Green’s overtime power play goal gave the Capitals a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The win was the fourth straight for the Caps, and move them into a tie atop the Eastern Conference standings with the Flyers, although Washington (10-4-0) has played one less game than Philadelphia (9-4-2).

In a battle of rookie goaltenders, Capitals netminder Braden Holtby made 23 saves to win his first NHL start, but the Flyers Sergei “Bob” Bobrovsky continued to impress. Bobrovsky made 36 saves for a second straight night, having helped the Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday. “I guess you could say that Bob got us three points this weekend,” said veteran defenseman Chris Pronger.

The Capitals improved to 5-0 in overtime games and 6-1 in one-goal games, while the Flyers have lost both their overtime games so far. Alex Semin’s extended his goal-scoring streak to four games with a game-tying power play tally. After struggling on the power play early this season, the Capitals have converted seven of their last 17 chances with the man advantage.

Green’s overtime goal was his fifth as a Capital, tying him for second-most in franchise history with legends Peter Bondra and Kelly Miller. Superstar Alexander Ovechkin has the most with eight.

 
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