Philadelphia takes on Washington, aims to end 6-game skid

February 25, 2022 GMT

Washington Capitals (28-16-9, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (15-26-10, seventh in the Metropolitan)

Philadelphia; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia looks to stop its six-game skid with a victory over Washington.

The Flyers are 3-10-4 against Metropolitan opponents. Philadelphia averages 8.6 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the Eastern Conference. Zack MacEwen leads the team serving 56 total minutes.

The Capitals are 9-4-1 against opponents in the Metropolitan. Washington is seventh in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.2 assists.

In their last matchup on Feb. 17, Washington won 5-3. Garnet Hathaway recorded a team-high 3 points for the Capitals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cam Atkinson leads the Flyers with 17 goals, adding 20 assists and recording 37 points. Scott Laughton has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

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Alex Ovechkin has 63 total points while scoring 32 goals and totaling 31 assists for the Capitals. John Carlson has 8 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 2-6-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.

Capitals: 5-5-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.

INJURIES: Flyers: None listed.

Capitals: Justin Schultz: day to day (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.