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NHL Playoffs: Flyers fend off Capitals, 2-0, to stay alive

NHL Playoffs: Flyers fend off Capitals, 2-0, to stay alive

Michal Neuvirth made a playoff career-high 44 saves and the visiting Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0 in Game 5 on Friday night to stay alive in their first-round series.

Neuvirth carried the team and blunted Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals' every charge to cut the series deficit to 3-2 and send it back to Philadelphia for Game 6 on Sunday.

It didn't matter that Washington outshot Philadelphia, 44-11, including 35-6 at five-on-five. It's the first time a team won a Stanley Cup playoff game with 11 shots since the Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators in 1998, and that total is the fewest shots in Flyers history, counting the regular season and...

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