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Kuznetsov's 2 goals lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Flyers

  • Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) cannot get a shot in goal past Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth (30) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. Washington won 4-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) cannot get a shot in goal past Philadelphia Flyers' Michal Neuvirth (30) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. Washington won 4-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek (93) tries to keep the puck away from Washington Capitals' Brooks Orpik (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek (93) tries to keep the puck away from Washington Capitals' Brooks Orpik (44) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Brayden Schenn (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby (70) as Justin Williams (14) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Brayden Schenn (10) celebrates after scoring a goal against Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby (70) as Justin Williams (14) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Braden Holtby made 33 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie also scored for the NHL-leading Capitals, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Brayden Schenn had the lone goal for the struggling Flyers, who are 2-5 in their last seven games. Michal Neuvirth stopped 25 shots for Philadelphia.

Backstrom gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the first period when he scored his 18th goal. He snapped a wrist shot from the right circle and the puck fluttered over Neuvirth's shoulder.