WASHINGTON (AP) — Travis Konecny scored 27 seconds into overtime, and the surging Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Sunday.
Konecny found space in the middle of the offensive zone and his shot deflected off Washington’s T.J. Oshie and past Braden Holtby for his eighth of the season.
Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia, and Brian Elliott had 27 saves. The Flyers have won three in a row and seven of eight to move into playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
Washington has dropped three in a row. Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-best 29th goal, and Holtby made 21 stops.
Both teams scored in the second period.
Working from behind Washington’s net, Valtteri Filppula sent a deft pass to Raffl, whose shot from the left slot bounced off Holtby and into the net at 13:48 of the second period.
Raffl’s ninth goal in his last 26 games topped his total from last season. The left wing did not score a goal in his first 21 games.
The Capitals tied it on Ovechkin’s power-play goal with 15.8 seconds left. With captain Claude Giroux in the box for slashing, John Carlson’s pass set up Ovechkin’s blistering one-timer from just above the left circle.
Philadelphia is 0 for 12 on the power play over the last four games after coming up empty on three chances.
NOTES: Philadelphia won the first meeting 8-2 on Oct. 14. … Ovechkin remains one assist shy of 500 for his career. … Elliott returned to the lineup after G Michal Neuvirth started the previous two games. … Capitals F Alex Chiasson, who has played in 44 games this season, was a healthy scratch.
Flyers: Visits Detroit on Tuesday.
Capitals: Visits Florida on Thursday night.
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