Andrew MacDonald

Flyers avoid sweep by Capitals with 2-1 victory

Flyers avoid sweep by Capitals with 2-1 victory

Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Philadelphia

The Capitals still lead the series, three games to one, headed into Game 5 Friday night in Washington.

Shayne Gostisbehere and Andrew MacDonald each scored for the Flyers, and Neuvirth was sensational in the third after T.J. Oshie scored early in the period to make it 2-1.

The Capitals still have never swept a best-of-seven playoff series.

The game was marred by a scary hit that saw Flyers center Scott Laughton leave on a stretcher.


EDITION: California | U.S. & World