Sometimes a win is just what a team needs to get on track. The Washington Capitals (2-5-1) hope that holds true, as they started their three game home stand with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers (2-6) Friday night at Verizon Center. Two early third periods goals from Troy Brouwer and Wojtek Wolski paced the Adam Oates led Capitals over goaltender Ilya Brygalov and the two win Flyers.
The Rough Stuff
Following a potential elbowing penalty in the first period that hit Philadelphia Flyers rugged winger Wayne Simmonds from Washington defenseman John Erskine that didnít draw a penalty, Zac Rinaldo took a stand for his teammate. He dropped the gloves with Capitals enforcer Matt Hendricks, and won the bout decidedly. Both players received game misconducts following the fight and Wayne Simmonds didnít return to the game