‘Stop it right there.’ Claude Giroux and Kimmo Timonen’s defensive lapse results in goal.
The Capitals came out with a strong push in the third period. Within the first ten minutes, they had cut their deficit to two goals with a power play tally from Alex Ovechkin. Soon after Ovechkin’s goal. Brouwer scored to cut the Flyers’ lead to one.
This goal started with a lost battle on the boards between Timonen and Jack Hillen. Timonen loses the battle and Hillen pushes the puck to a teammate who circled around the net to retrieve the loose puck. Hillen gets the puck back and sees Troy Brouwer uncovered in front of the net. The reason Brouwer was able to get open was because Timonen and Giroux converged on Hillen. During this play, Giroux should have backed up and contested Brouwer, but he did not and this opened up space. I should also credit Hillen for the pass he made through two defenders.