Just one goal.
That's all the Flyers needed to continue their improbable playoff run and attempt to overcome their second 0-3 series deficit in six seasons.
But a 1-0 setback at to the Capitals at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 6 Sunday afternoon ended their season.
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Michal Neuvirth was once again on fire, but the one he let through cause the difference, making the 25 saves he compiled -- some in heavy traffic -- all for naught.
A bevy of missed opportunities will haunt the Flyers this offseason, including several open nets, passes in the slot with no recipient and of course wasted power play chances.
Philly fired off 11shots in the third period (more than they had in their Gme 5 win)and gave every last effort they could to find an equalizer. But one couldn't be found as the Flyers and their beltway woes shook hands as the Flyers shifted their focus to moving forward in 2016-17.
Fitting in a series so defined by the Flyers' response to Washington's special teams, Philly had a defining moment late in the first (carrying over to the second) facing a two-man down 5-on-3 penalty kill.
After the team relented power play goal after power play goal, they tightened their PK up in recent games, boasting a necessary and impressive kill to gain some much-needed momentum in the second.
Ryan White drew a double-minor penalty and five seconds later Wayne Simmonds did too, giving Philly 1:55 of 3-on-5 and four minutes of total power play.
But the two-man advantage yielded no goals and White was in the box before the power play was over, more or less ending the Flyers' golden opportunity.
They killed White's penalty, but just seconds after he was back on the ice Nicklas Backstom had the Caps on the board as he went high to beat Neuvirth.
Though the scoreless first, the Capitals had outshoot the Flyers 69-20 over the last five period of play (including two Flyers' wins). Capitals' netminder Braden Holtby had 29 saves in a very impressive shutout to propell them to the second round. They'll face the Penguins this week.