In OT of Game 7, Lupul Lifts Flyers

Philadelphia will face Montreal in Round 2 after 3-2 win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 23, 2008 2:57 AM CDT
Philadelphia Flyers celebrate after a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals in overtime in Game 7.   (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
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(Newser) – The Philadelphia Flyers finally figured out how to put away the Washington Capitals. Joffrey Lupul put in a rebound during a power play 6:06 into overtime in Game 7 to lift Philadelphia past Alex Ovechkin and Washington 3-2 on Tuesday night in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

The Flyers led the best-of-seven series 3-1 before allowing the Capitals to pull even. Lupul found space in front of the net to get a backhander past Cristobal Huet after Washington's goalie had deflected Kimmo Timonen's shot. There were 9 seconds left in the Flyers' man advantage after defenseman Tom Poti was sent off for tripping.