Originally posted on Flyerdelphia  |  Last updated 2/27/13
The Flyers, coming off of a deflating 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, look to inch their way closer to the .500 mark as they host the Washington Capitals, winners of two straight, onWednesday night. Philadelphia (9-11-1) played strong hockey in narrowing the deficit to two goals late in the third period of Monday’s contest but were held-off by Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens, who took over in net after starter James Reimer was injured two weeks ago in the Leafs’ 5-2 victory over the Flyers. Scott Hartnell, playing in just his second game since returning from injury, scored his first goal of the season in the second quarter, a deflection assisted by Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.The twenty-three-year-old Voracek, who also scored a goal, enters Wednesday’s game on a six-game point streak, with five goals and nine assists during that stretch. The Capitals (7-10-1) come into play on a slightly different note, with impressive victories over New Jersey and Carolina in successive games.
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