Flyers beat Capitals 5-1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Hartnell extended his goal-scoring streak to six games, Marc-Andre Bourdon got his first NHL goal and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Philadelphia, which owns the best record in the Eastern Conference, built a 4-0 lead in the second period and coasted to the finish.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 31 shots, the lone flaw in his performance a tap-in by Jeff Halpern with 6:01 left.
The Flyers were without the NHL's leading scorer, Claude Giroux, who is out indefinitely with a concussion.
The right wing accumulated 16 goals and 23 assists in Philadelphia's first 28 games, but in this one the Flyers generated more than enough offense without him.