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Troy Brouwer and Wojtek Wolksi scored third-period goals, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.
Niklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist for Washington (2-5-1), which had lost two straight.
Defenseman Bruno Gervais, and Brayden Schenn scored for the Flyers (2-6), who have lost three in a row.
Brouwer's third goal of the season at 3:57 of the third snapped a tie and put the Capitals ahead for good. He took a pass in the left circle from Mike Green and wristed a shot over goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's shoulder.
Less than three minutes later, Wolksi poked the puck away from defenseman Luke Schenn at the blue line, skated in alone, and beat Bryzgalov to make it 3-1.
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Two struggling teams meet tonight in the nation's capital, as the Philadelphia Flyers (2-5-0) take on the Washington Capitals (1-5-1). Both teams are coming off one-goal losses in their last match, but the Flyers have had two days off while the Caps are playing on back-to-back nights. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. EST and will be televised locally on Comcast...