Red-hot Capitals aim for seventh straight win

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Philadelphia (21-10-8) at Washington (26-11-3), 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Washington Capitals are the hottest

team in the league, but the Philadelphia Flyers seem to have

their number.

The Capitals will seek their seventh consecutive victory Tuesday

when they host the Flyers.

Washington has won 11 of its last 12 contests with the lone

defeat being a 7-1 loss to Philadelphia on December 20. The

Capitals, who have not lost at home since December 2, outshot

the Flyers 48-28 in that one.

Alex Ovechkin continues to fuel Washington's offensive attack

despite being snubbed from the All-Star Game starting lineup.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner has seven goals - including

three game-winners - and 10 points over the club's six-game

winning streak.

Philadelphia, which eliminated the Capitals from the playoffs in

last season's Eastern Conference quarterfinals, has lost three

of its last five contests.

Scott Hartnell scored Saturday, but the Flyers suffered a 2-1

shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Philadelphia is

concluding a season-long, six-game road swing, going 2-2-1 on

the trip so far.



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