While the Philadelphia Flyers haven't been able to generate much offense, coach Peter Laviolette is hoping a tweak to his top line will help do the trick.
The Eastern Conference-worst Washington Capitals could surely use some change.
Hoping to avoid a third consecutive loss, the Flyers conclude a four-game road trip Friday night seeking a fourth straight win over the Capitals.
After following up an 0-3-0 start with back-to-back wins, Philadelphia's woes resumed in its last two games. The Flyers (2-5-0) couldn't keep up in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay, then suffered a 2-1 defeat to the New York Rangers two nights later.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 26 saves, dropping to 2-4-0 despite a 2.19 goals-against average. Kimmo Timonen, meanwhile, provided the team's lone goal, scoring 7:09 into the third period as Philadelphia scored one or less for the fourth time in seven games.
The power play hasn't been much help to the struggling offense, converting 5 of 37 overall and 2 of 27 during the ...