PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Early in the third period, a Flyers fan held up a sign directed at Washington that read, “You'll choke.”
Not these Capitals, and certainly not against punchless Philadelphia.
Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby had 26 saves, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 on Sunday in Game 6 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Capitals will play the Pittsburgh Penguins, setting up a marquee matchup of Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby.
“It's going to be a hard series,” Ovechkin said.
The Capitals scored two goals over the final three games of the...