Biron Shuts Out Caps

Philly evens first-round series at one each
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 5:44 PM CDT
Washington Capitals goalie Cristobal Huet (38), of France, watches the puck go into the net for a goal by Philadelphia Flyers' R.J. Umberger, left, during their game today in Washington.   (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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(Newser) – Martin Biron’s 24 saves led the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Capitals today. Biron kicked Alex Ovechkin's power-play wrist shot away in the first period, used the handle of his stick to deflect Alexander Semin's breakaway attempt in the second and sprawled on his back while corralling the puck with his arm to thwart Dave Steckel in the third.

R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter scored first-period goals on odd-man rushes, as the Flyers limited league MVP favorite Ovechkin to five shots - only two after the first period. The loss ended the Capitals' eight-game winning streak, as well as a victorious run of seven in a row at home. Game 3 is Tuesday in Philadelphia with the series tied at one.