This winning streak began once upon a time ago when the Flyers had a terrific comeback and then sealed the win when Giroux scored the OT winner. Since then, the Flyers were able to beat Phoenix, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay. The next opponent the Flyers had to get by to keep their winning streak alive was the Washington Capitals, and they did just that.
These two teams met last on Oct. 20 and the Caps defeated the Flyers by a score of 5-2. This time, the man behind the Caps bench had changed and the outcome was basically flip-flopped. The Flyers beat the Capitals 5-1 in a game that we pretty much dominated 100%. With Claude Giroux out due to a concussion, Flyers Head Coach Peter Laviolette trusted in his players to step up their games and his squad did just that. Scott Hartnell opened the scoring late in the first followed by goals from Marc-Andre Bourdon (1st NHL goal) [click HERE to watch], Wayne Simmonds, Max Talbot, and Jakub Voracek.
The Capitals were only able to get one passed Ilya Bryzgalov who was solid. He saved 31 of 32 shots (.969%). On the other hand, Thomas Vokoun had an awful game and was replaced by Michael Neuvirth at the start of the first. The Flyers will be on their way to Montreal for their game against the Canadiens on Thursday as they look to extend this winning streak to 7 games.