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Fehr gets tying goal late in 3rd, Backstrom, Kuznetsov score in SO as Capitals beat Flyers 3-2

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WASHINGTON — 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.

PHOTO: Philadelphia Flyers' Jason Akeson (42) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalkeeper Justin Peters (35) during the second period of a NHL preseason hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Philadelphia Flyers' Jason Akeson (42) scores a goal against Washington Capitals goalkeeper Justin Peters (35) during the second period of a NHL preseason hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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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