A five-minute major and ensuing power play was a game changer for the Flyers on Tuesday night in the back end of their home-and-home engagement against the Washington Capitals.
Two power-play goals saw them turn a 2-2 tie into a two-goal lead during the Flyers' 5-2 victory at Wells Fargo Center that drew Craig Berube’s team to within one point of a playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division.
Matt Read’s team-high 10th goal at 11:54 of the second period drew the Flyers even at 2-2.
That set up the game’s turning point.
The Flyers were awarded a five-minute power play after Tom Wilson’s charging call against Brayden Schenn.
The Flyers scored twice on that lengthy man-advantage with Mark Streit drilling one from the point and then Jakub Voracek potting his second goal of the night for a 4-2 lead.
Prior to all that, the Flyers were sloppy starting that period and paid for it as the Caps scored twice.
First, goalie Steve Mason let a rebound elude his glove hand on the ice for an easy 28th goal by Alex Ovechkin during a power play.
Then, minutes later, after Voracek had made it a 1-1 game, the Flyers' top line came down ice with all eyes on Troy Brouwer going into the corner for a puck.
Three different Flyers failed to realize that Eric Fehr was the trail man while he banged home a bad goal shortside on Mason for a 2-1 Caps lead.
Things would change soon after.
-- Tim Panaccio, CSNPhilly.com