Flyers 5, Capitals 2

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PHILADELPHIA -- Right winger Jakub Voracek scored two goals, including a power-play goal 72 seconds after defenseman Mark Streit got one, to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Right wingers Matt Read and Wayne Simmonds added goals for the Flyers (15-15-4), who won their seventh straight home game.
Right wingers Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr scored for Washington (18-13-3). The Capitals beat the Flyers 5-4 in a shootout at home Sunday after trailing 4-1 with 10 minutes left in regulation.
The teams played a scoreless first period before Ovechkin scored just 40 seconds into the second period on the power play. It was the first of six second-period goals.
The Flyers were down 2-1 when Read beat goaltender Braden Holtby with a wrister for his team-best 10th goal. A charging penalty on Capitals right winger Tom Wilson then gave Philadelphia a five-minute power play. Wilson also received a game misconduct along with the five-minute major for checking center Brayden Schenn from behind into the boards.
Streit gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead on a one-timer from outside the left circle off a crossing pass from Read. Then, defenseman Kimmo Timonen made a nice pass down low to Voracek, who slipped a shot past Holtby for a 4-2 lead.
Simmonds made it 5-2 in the third period with a nifty move around a defenseman to pick up the puck in stride and beat Holtby with a forehand move.
Ovechkin scored his 28th goal on a backhander for a 1-0 Washington lead. Voracek tied it at 1-1 on a slap shot.
Fehr blasted a shot past goaltender Steve Mason for a 2-1 Capitals lead.
Mason finished with 24 saves.
The Flyers can go over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a victory over Columbus at home on Thursday.
The Capitals have two days off before playing at Carolina on Friday night.
NOTES: The Capitals are one of two teams the Flyers will play five times this season. The Penguins are the other. ... Capitals C Casey Wellman was called up from Hershey of the AHL. ... After playing nine of the last 11 games on the road, the Flyers are playing three of four games at home before going away for six straight. ... Capitals RW Alex Ovechkin has scored in consecutive games 11 times. ... The Capitals have scored a power-play goal in six of their last seven games. ... Ovechkin's power-play goal snapped a streak of 10 consecutive penalty kills over the last three homes for Philadelphia. ... Flyers RW Jakub Voracek has scored a goal in four of the last five games.

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