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Philadelphia Flyers 4, Washington Capitals 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Associated Press

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Philadelphia Flyers 4, Washington Capitals 1 FINAL
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Washington Capitals 1

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Mark Recchi and John LeClair took full advantage of the short-handed Washington Capitals.

Recchi and LeClair each had a goal and three assists in leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory Sunday night.

``What, are you surprised that we played a good game?'' LeClair asked. ``I think we're all feeling pretty comfortable. It's a good mix and it definitely worked well for us tonight.''

Michal Handzus and Kim Johnsson also scored to help the Flyers win for the fifth time in their last six games.

Washington played with just five defensemen. Sergei Gonchar injured a shoulder Friday night in a loss in Florida, and Josef Boumedienne was scratched because of food poisoning

``It's huge, we really only have two defense that have a lot of NHL experience,'' Washington's Mike Grier said about Gonchar. ``He's the leading point-getter for defensemen in the league and to lose him is a huge blow.''

Recchi opened the scoring at 5:30 of the first period, beating goalie Rastislav Stana with a wrist shot after LeClair's strong play to keep the puck in offensive zone.

LeClair made it 2-0 less than three minutes later, tipping a shot behind Stana, who started in place of Olaf Kolzig for the first time since being recalled from Portland on Jan. 6.

``He couldn't score two goals for us, so he wasn't the difference,'' Washington coach Glen Hanlon said about Stana. ``We only had 13 shots on net, and I think we could have done a better job in that area.''

Robert Esche made 12 saves for the Flyers, allowing only Grier's breakaway goal in the first period.

Philadelphia's Tony Amonte injured a knee in the first period and did not return. Amonte was hurt when Washington's Brendan Witt cross-checked Radovan Somik in the back, sending Somik into Amonte's right knee. Amonte was down on the ice in front of Washington's goal for several minutes before being helped off.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:30
PHI
Mark Recchi (18) ASST: John Leclair (14), Chris Therien (7)
1 - 0 PHI
08:24
PHI
John Leclair (13) ASST: Michal Handzus (21), Mark Recchi (22)
2 - 0 PHI
17:56
WSH
Michael Grier (3) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 PHI
2nd Period
06:23
PHI
Michal Handzus (11) ASST: John Leclair (15), Mark Recchi (23)
3 - 1 PHI
3rd Period
10:36
PHI
Kim Johnsson (5) ASST: John Leclair (16), Mark Recchi (24)
4 - 1 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
06:23
WSH
Brendan Witt  Cross checking against  Simon Gagne
08:33
PHI
Donald Brashear  Roughing against  Brendan Witt
08:33
PHI
Donald Brashear  Roughing against  Brendan Witt
08:33
PHI
Donald Brashear  Roughing against  Brendan Witt
08:33
WSH
Rick Berry  Roughing against  Donald Brashear
09:53
WSH
Brendan Witt  Hi-sticking
18:19
PHI
Michal Handzus  Boarding against  Anson Carter
2nd Period
01:42
WSH
Stephen Peat  Fighting (maj) against  Donald Brashear
01:42
PHI
Donald Brashear  Fighting (maj) against  Stephen Peat
14:47
PHI
Donald Brashear  Tripping against  Brendan Witt
3rd Period
12:23
PHI
Jeremy Roenick  Slashing against  Darcy Verot
12:23
WSH
Darcy Verot  Slashing against  Jeremy Roenick
14:39
PHI
Todd Fedoruk  Instigator against  Darcy Verot
14:39
PHI
Todd Fedoruk  Fighting (maj)
14:39
PHI
Todd Fedoruk  Misconduct (10 min) against  Darcy Verot
14:39
WSH
Darcy Verot  Fighting (maj) against  Todd Fedoruk
14:39
WSH
Darcy Verot  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Robert Esche
Robert Esche
SA: 13TOI: 59:53
Saves: 12EV: 9 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .923SH: 0 - 0
Rastislav Stana
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 18EV: 16 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .818SH: 2 - 2