Capitals Rally To Down Flyers, 3-2 In Overtime; Alex Ovechkin Scores Game-Winner

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The Washington Capitals downed the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2 (OT) Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. Sonny Milano notched the tying tally late and Captain Alex Ovechkin potted the game winner in overtime. The win improves the Capitals record to 8-10-3 on the season.


Darcy Kuemper got the start in goal for the Capitals. Felix Sandstrom got the start between the pipes for the Flyers. The Capitals forward lines and defensive pairs for their 21st game of the season:

Alex Ovechkin — Dylan Strome — Conor Sheary
Sonny Milano – Evgeny Kuznetsov  – T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson – Lars Eller – Anthony Mantha
Aliaksei Protas — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Erik Gustafsson— John Carlson
Martin Fehervary — Nick Jensen
Matt Irwin — Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Darcy Kuemper
Charlie Lindgren

Scratches: Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Joe Snively, Dmitry Orlov, Alex Alexeyev
Injuries: Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, Carl Hagelin, Connor Brown, Beck Malenstyn.
Re-assigned: Connor McMichael was re-assigned to Hershey on November 20.


The Flyers opened the scoring with a tally from Morgan Frost (3) at 5:27 of 1st period. Travis Sanheim (4) and Joel Farabee (9) had the helpers.

The Capitals appeared to tie the game with a power play goal from Marcus Johansson, but the goal was reviewed and disallowed, as it was determined that the puck was kicked in by Johansson.

However, with the remaining time in the power play, Johansson would knock home a rebound to tie the score 1-1. Alex Ovechkin (9) and T.J. Oshie (4) and had the assists.

The period expired with the game tied 1-1. Shots on goal were tied 10-10. The Capitals dominated the dot 72-28% in the first period.


The game was delayed early in the second period after John Carlson cracked a pane of glass with a pass near the Capitals’ bench.

The Flyers regained the lead with a goal from Patrick Brown (1) at 14:33 of the middle frame. Ivan Provorov (8) and Nicolas Deslauriers (3) had the assists.

The period would end with the Flyers holding a 2-1 lead. The Capitals led in shots 14-5 in the middle frame and 24-15 after two periods.


The Capitals tied the game late with a goal from Sonny Milano (3) at 17:02 of the final frame. Evgeny Kuznetsov (13) and T.J. Oshie (5) had the helpers.

Regulation ended, tied 2-2.


Alex Ovechkin won it for the Capitals in overtime.

The Capitals are back in action on Friday when they host the Calgary Flames. Puck drop is 2PM.


  • The Capitals’ first goal has been credited to Marcus Johansson. It marks Johansson’s fifth goal of the season and his fifth power play point (2g, 3a), which ranks tied for third on the team.
  • Alex Ovechkin recorded the primary assist on the Capitals’ first goal, his ninth assist of the season. Ovechkin’s 18 points (9g, 9a) in 21 games this season rank first on the Capitals.
  • Alex Ovechkin scores in overtime (10) to give the Capitals a 3-2 win. Ovechkin’s goal marks his first career goal against Felix Sandstrom, the 164th different goaltender Ovechkin has scored on in his career.
  • Ovechkin’s 164 goaltenders scored on is tied with Mark Messier for the third most in NHL history and trails only Jaromir Jagr (178) and Patrick Marleau (177).
  • Among these players, Marleau ranks first in NHL history in games played, Messier third and Jagr fourth. Ovechkin ranks tied for 68th.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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19 Responses to Capitals Rally To Down Flyers, 3-2 In Overtime; Alex Ovechkin Scores Game-Winner

  1. Definitely not the worst game in this recent stretch. Too soon to start thinking that Strome is solidifying himself as the number 1 center? Dude is meshing so well with the club

    • novafyre says:

      Darcy was heavily criticized by TNT announcers and studio analysts and deserved it. Caps were disorganized and never had the lead. Torts should be mad because Fryers let this one slip away. They needed to put the Caps away and didn’t. They paid.

      Lowest four players 5on5 time on ice:
      dowd 6:16
      protas 6:31
      garnet 6:51
      sedlack 8:48 yes, lowest fryer more than 2:30 more than our lowest

    • franky619 says:

      Looks like a steal, he’s good at a lot of things and seems really dedicated to get better. I thought his number might have been inflated from playing with Debrincat and Kane but out of the 3 he’s having the best season. Really hope Caps sign him long term.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    That was a fun game to watch.

  3. novafyre says:

    NHL says that is Ovi’s 10th goal of the season.

  4. Anonymous says:

    That was sweet!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Darcy has me worried. I know, celebrate the win….but

    • hockeydruid says:

      A goalie is only as good as the team in front of him. Yes some of the goals he lets in ae soft ones but many are the result of bad play of the players in front of him.

      • novafyre says:

        Jon, this is still under Shavings: Alex Ovechkin recorded the primary assist on the Capitals’ first goal, his ninth assist of the season. Ovechkin’s 18 points (9g, 9a) in 21 games this season rank first on the Capitals.

        While it might be true, after this game Ovi has 19 points with 10 goals and 9 assists.

  6. Anonymous says:

    In case you didn’t have to suffer thru the national broadcast…….

    they had cake

  7. novafyre says:

    you wrote: Ovechkin’s 18 points (9g, 9a) in 21 games this season rank first on the Capitals.

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  11. dwgie26 says:

    Great game to be at! Rocking the Retro OV jersey so great to see him get one in OT! Darcy definitely off. But that is why you have two goaltenders. We need Orlov back and Irwin out.

  12. hockeydruid says:

    MoJo stole what was Ovies 790 goal and should not get credit for it. Ovie should sue the team for nonsupport/

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