Rangers' Zibanejad scores 5 goals in historic performance vs. Capitals

Rangers' Zibanejad scores 5 goals in historic performance vs. Capitals

The Flyers (39-20-7) stand second in the Metropolitan Division, a point behind the Capitals. Talk about building, talk about growing, that's the response we needed right there (after Justin Williams scored for the Hurricanes to make it a one-goal game). With 38 goals, he's now fifth in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy.

As the third period wore on in Philadelphia, Flyers fans could taste the division lead.

The red-hot Flyers are back in action tonight when they host the Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The Flyers have worked their way through a litany of injuries to key players all season and they're treating this one the same way. "You look at the goals and some unbelievable plays are being made". His goal was assisted by Ivan Provorov and Claude Giroux. Zibanejad is the first Rangers center with at least 35 goals in a season since Hall of Famer Eric Lindros in 2001-02. His goal was assisted by Derek Grant and Nate Aube-Kubel.

The Philadelphia Flyers are now in second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers saw an early 2-0 lead (goals by Konecny and Michael Raffl) slip away in the first period, and then Philly fell behind, 4-2, in the middle frame. His goal was assisted by Tom Wilson and Nic Dowd.

Power Play 1: Giroux, Couturier, Konecny, Voracek, Provorov. Laughton's goal was assisted by Kevin Hayes.

Backup goaltender Brian Elliott earned the win with 25 saves against the Capitals, but second-year standout Carter Hart is likely to start against Carolina.

Thursday's game is a potential fatigue factor match working against the Flyers, as the Hurricanes were already in Philadelphia while the Flyers were playing in Washington last night.

Konecny hammered home his shot 71 seconds after a questionable video review wiped out a possible goal, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Wednesday night to extend their winning streak to seven games. Twice, Vigneault guided his team to the Stanley Cup Final.

"Every time we play them, it's a great battle", Provorov said.

It would be something to keep an eye on if these two teams met again this season.

Left winger James van Riemsdyk will miss the next 4-6 weeks of action after he fractured his right index finger during Wednesday night's 5-2 road win over the Washington Capitals, the team announced Thursday. In their previous 11, they've gone 4-5-2 in the second of back-to-back games, losing three of their last five.

Despite being grossly outplayed by Carolina this season, Philadelphia has persevered through their goaltending, having maintained a.912 save percentage against their division rivals this season. Lackadaisical play in their own zone, spotty special teams and too many trips to the penalty box proved too much for the Capitals to overcome.

In his place, the Flyers have recalled Joel Farabee from the minor leagues.

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