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Preview: Capitals at Flyers

Braden Holtby made 21 saves in Monday’s 4-1 triumph over Columbus for his 46th win – two shy of tying Martin Brodeur for the NHL record. The 26-year-old Holtby has traditionally struggled versus the Flyers (6-4-5, 2.89 goals-against average), but improved to 2-0-1 versus the Metropolitan Division rival this season after turning aside 33 shots in a 3-2 win on Feb. 7. Philadelphia dropped five of its next eight games (3-3-2) before embarking on an 11-3-2 run to reside even in points with Detroit for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference – although with two games in hand. Captain Claude Giroux netted his fourth goal in five outings when he scored in overtime of Monday’s 3-2 victory over Winnipeg and has 30 points (15 goals, 15 assists) in 28 career meetings with Washington.<BR><BR><STRONG>TV:</STRONG> 8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports, SN360

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