NHL: Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Danny Briere scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday, handing the Philadelphia Flyers a 5-4 decision over Washington.

After Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth had stopped Claude Giroux earlier the shootout, Briere shoveled a soft shot that got between Neuvirth's pads. Alexander Semin's last shot at a Capitals equalizer clanged off the post to end the contest.


Mike Richards registered a goal and assist and Jeff Carter, Giroux and Andreas Nodl also tallied for Philadelphia, which won despite blowing a two-goal, third-period lead.

Brian Boucher stopped 33-of-37 shots for the Flyers.

Jason Chimera netted a goal and added an assist for Washington. Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom and Eric Fehr also scored in the loss.

Neuvirth ended up allowing four goals on 35 shots.

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