Capitals rally for OT win against Flyers, wrap up second in East


WASHINGTON — Conor Sheary scored at 4:00 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena on Saturday.

Sheary’s shot trickled by goalie Alex Lyon to win it after a pass from Nic Dowd.

Lars Eller tied the game 1-1 when he scored from the right face-off circle with 40 seconds left in the third period and goalie Craig Anderson pulled for the extra attacker.

Anderson made 28 saves for the Capitals (35-15-5), who were coming off a 4-2 loss to the Flyers on Friday but have won three of their past four games.

Scott Laughton scored for the Flyers (24-23-8), who have lost five of seven. Lyon made 38 saves.

Washington went 6-2-0 against Philadelphia this season.

Laughton entered the zone 2-on-1 with Nicolas Aube-Kubel, kept the puck, and scored with a high wrist shot from the right circle at 3:42 of the third period.

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie did not play in the third period after sustaining a lower-body injury late in the second. Oshie got tangled up with Aube-Kubel and skated off while not putting weight on his left foot.

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