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Neuvirth, Flyers hold off elimination in 2-1 win over Caps

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, left, and Andrew MacDonald celebrate after MacDonald's goal during the second period of Game 4 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, left, and Andrew MacDonald celebrate after MacDonald's goal during the second period of Game 4 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Colin McDonald, right, and Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen, center, collide as Ryan White skates past during the second period of Game 4 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Colin McDonald, right, and Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen, center, collide as Ryan White skates past during the second period of Game 4 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Brandon Manning, right, battles for the puck with Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie during the first period of Game 4 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Brandon Manning, right, battles for the puck with Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie during the first period of Game 4 in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

The Capitals still lead the series 3-1 headed into Game 5 Friday night in Washington.

Shayne Gostisbehere and Andrew MacDonald each scored for the Flyers.

Neuvirth was sensational in the third after T.J. Oshie scored early in the period to make it 2-1.

The Capitals still have never swept a best-of-seven playoff series.

The game was marred by a scary hit that saw Flyers center Scott Laughton leave on a stretcher.