Flyers fall to Capitals: Future looks bright

All good things must come to an end. The Capitals closed out the Flyers in 6 games with a 1-0 win on Sunday afternoon. Nicklas Backstrom scored the lone goal off of a power play for Washington during the second period (assisted by Ovechkin), which ended up being just enough to seal the victory. Although the Flyers failed to win the game, Neuvirth was sensational once again, finishing with 28 saves. The biggest mistake for Philadephia in this game was failing to cash in on any of the power plays, including a 5-on-3 opportunity during the second period. The Flyers were able to take two shots during the power play but were unsuccessful with both. “We just had to find a way to get a goal on the power play”, Flyers captain Claude Giroux said. Considering the amount of shots Philadelphia was able to take during the entire series in general, you have to tip your hat off to the Capitals’ defense and penalty kill. Give credit where credit is due. “We watched a lot of their 5-on-3s and knew exactly what they were going to do”, said 27 year old defenseman Karl Alzner. “Holtby made some big saves, and that was the turning point.” The Capitals will move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. A series that will be marked by a superstar match-up of Alexander Ovechkin and Sydney Crosby. If the Capitals plan on winning and moving on, they better bring some more firepower. As for the Flyers, the future is bright. We’ve got a young, tough, and talented team here in Philadelphia. Just give it time, there’s always next year.

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