Flyers v. Capitals
Capitals - Washington is coming off of a tough loss Monday to the Canucks in which a 2-1 third period lead quickly turned into a 3-2 deficit and they would lose by that margin. To add injury to insult captain Alex Ovechkin suffered an upper-body injury in the loss. Ovechkin, 28, is on a tear early-on this season with 10 goals and five assists for 15 points in 12 games so far but will be out against the Flyers. In 29 career games against the Flyers, Ovechkin has 24 goals and 15 assists averaging 1.34 points-per-game against Philadelphia. The team is 0-4 this season when Ovechkin doesn't score. Eric Fehr will move to the top line with Nicklas Backstrom and Martin Erat.
4-5-0, 3.07 GAA, .913 SV%
Holtby, 24, is coming off one of his worst performances of the year Saturday against Calgary allowing three goals on 14 shots in just 12:48 of action before being pulled by head coach Adam Oates. In five career starts against the Flyers, Holtby is 2-1-2 with a 2.98 GAA and a .897 SV%.
3-6-0, 2.25 GAA, .928 SV%
Mason, 25, was superb in Tuesday night's 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks allowing just three goals on 37 shots fired his way keeping the Flyers in the game until the end. In six career starts against the Capitals, Mason is 3-2-1 with a 2.24 GAA and a .931 SV%.