Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, moves the puck as Philadelphia Flyers' R.J. Umberger defends during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Luis M. Alvarez
October 02, 2014
Washington Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, moves the puck as Philadelphia Flyers' R.J. Umberger defends during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Luis M. Alvarez

WASHINGTON (AP) Eric Fehr score the tying goal late in the third period, and Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in the shootout to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Fehr knocked in the rebound of a shot by matt Niskanen to tie it with 1:01 left in the third period. Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Capitals (4-3), and Justin Peters made 25 saves through overtime and stopped Jakub Voracek and Jason Akeson in the shootout.

Mark Streit and Akeson scored for the Flyers (3-3-2), and Steve Mason stopped 18 shots.

Akeson gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, just 33 seconds after Burakovsky's goal tied it.

Philadelphia was without Wayne Simmonds, the team's leading goal-scorer last season. He's day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

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