NHL

Holtby shines as Mason's mistake gives Capitals Game 2 win

  • CORRECTS TO GAME 2, INSTEAD OF GAME 1  - Philadelphia Flyers left wing Jakub Voracek (93), from the Czech Republic, works to get the rebound in front of Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    CORRECTS TO GAME 2, INSTEAD OF GAME 1 - Philadelphia Flyers left wing Jakub Voracek (93), from the Czech Republic, works to get the rebound in front of Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT TO GAME 2 INSTEAD OF GAME 1 - Philadelphia Flyers center Ryan White (25) reacts with goalie Steve Mason (35) after Mason misplayed the puck allowing for a goal by Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT TO GAME 2 INSTEAD OF GAME 1 - Philadelphia Flyers center Ryan White (25) reacts with goalie Steve Mason (35) after Mason misplayed the puck allowing for a goal by Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS TO GAME 2, INSTEAD OF GAME 1  - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    CORRECTS TO GAME 2, INSTEAD OF GAME 1 - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Washington's Braden Holtby made 41 saves, Philadelphia's Steve Mason gave up a goal from 101 feet away and Alex Ovechkin scored on the power play and the Capitals beat the Flyers 4-1 in Game 2 Saturday night to take a 2-0 series lead.

Ovechkin's 37th Stanley Cup playoff goal was as predictable as Jason Chimera's goal from beyond the red line was unexpected. Mason whiffed at the puck on what turned out to be the game-winner.

The Flyers outshot the Capitals 42-23 and dominated for much of the game, but came up empty as John Carlson scored his second power-play goal in as many games and Nicklas Backstrom added one at even strength late. Jake Voracek scored the Flyers' only goal.

The series shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Monday night.