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Metropolitan Division-leading Washington faces Philadelphia

March 24, 2019

Philadelphia Flyers (36-31-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Washington Capitals (43-24-8, first in the Metropolitan Division)

Washington; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers head to Capital One Arena to take on the top team in the Metropolitan Division, the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals are 16-6-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Washington ranks fifth in the league averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Alex Ovechkin with 48.

The Flyers are 18-15-4 on the road. Philadelphia has given up 45 power-play goals, killing 79.3 percent of opponent chances. In their last meeting on March 14, Washington won 5-2. Carl Hagelin recorded a team-high two assists for the Capitals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Michal Kempny leads the Capitals with a plus-24 in 71 games played this season. John Carlson has totaled two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

Capitals: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.

Capitals Injuries: Carl Hagelin: day to day (illness), Michal Kempny: out indefinitely (lower body), Evgeny Kuznetsov: day to day (illness).

Flyers Injuries: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.