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Alex Ovechkin makes fun of John Tortorella and the Philadelphia Flyers

Published April 17, 2024 at 1:18 PM

Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella unnecessarily pulled the goalie in a tie game without knowing the Detroit Red Wings scored with 3 seconds left to force overtime and helped the Capitals clinch a playoff berth.

T.J. Oshie's remarkable empty-net goal clinched a playoff spot for the Washington Capitals in a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

With just 3 minutes left in the game, Oshie's goal sealed the win for the exhausted Capitals in a game filled with unusual circumstances. Philadelphia coach John Tortorella pulled his goaltender for an extra attacker, unaware that the Red Wings late goal against Montreal had already eliminated the Flyers from playoff contention.

John Tortorella shares that he didn't find out about the Red Wings forcing overtime and eliminating the Flyers until AFTER he pulled the goalie thus allowing the Capitals to clinch the final playoff spot

The Capitals, led by veteran players like Oshie and Alex Ovechkin, are returning to the playoffs after a one-year absence, eager to make another run at the Stanley Cup. Goalie Charlie Lindgren's stellar performance, despite some shaky moments, was crucial in securing the win.

Ovechkin contributed to the offense with his 31st goal of the season, inching closer to Wayne Gretzky's all-time record. Meanwhile, Flyers goalie Samuel Ersson impressed with his performance before being pulled from the game.

The Capitals journey this season has been full of ups and downs, but they've persevered to secure a playoff spot. Now, they face a tough challenge ahead against the Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers.

Coach Spencer Carbery acknowledged the daunting task ahead but expressed confidence in his team's ability to rise to the occasion.

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