Capitals vs. Flyers: Washington Prepares To Battle Other Keystone State Rival

January 18th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals have enjoyed a lot of home-cooked meals this season.

The Capitals have played 26 of their first 46 games at home. Tonight's game against the leaders of the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Flyers, is the first of a three-game road trip for Washington.

The Capitals are 9-9-2 away from the big phone booth and play 10 of their next 15 on the road. It's important to note that Washington lost just 10 games away from the Verizon Center last season.

The Flyers return home having just completed a very successful road trip. They were 3-1 on their last road swing and are 10-3 on the road dating back to Dec. 5.

The Capitals last visited Philadelphia in Dec. 2009 and came away with an 8-2 victory. That game marked the debut of current Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette.

Laviolette took over behind the bench on Dec. 5, 2009. Laviolette's squad would go just 28-24 the rest of the way but managed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

They qualified by beating the New York Rangers in dramatic fashion, winning a shootout on the final day of the regular season. The Flyers trailed the Rang ...

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