WASHINGTON — The Philadelphia Flyers are already in playoff mode. That was enough to beat the spotty Washington Capitals.

Travis Konecny scored 27 seconds into overtime, and the surging Flyers beat the Capitals 2-1 on Sunday.

Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia, and Brian Elliott made 27 saves. The Flyers, who lost 10 consecutive games earlier in the season, have won three in a row and seven of eight to move into playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

“Coming in here and getting a win, it definitely says something about our character,” Konecny said. “There’s just that vibe in the locker room right now. We really want that playoff opportunity and we’re pushing for it.”

Konecny found space in the middle of the offensive zone, and his shot deflected off Washington’s T.J. Oshie and past Braden Holtby for his eighth goal of the season.

Konecny also scored in Saturday’s 3-1 win against New Jersey. Washington began the day with 18 home wins, tied with the Vegas Golden Knights for most in the NHL.

Washington has dropped three in a row but still leads the Metropolitan Division, seven points ahead of the fourth-place Flyers.

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-best 29th goal for the Capitals.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, HURRICANES 1: James Neal and Jonathan Marchessault scored to help Vegas win at Carolina, giving the expansion franchise the best record in the NHL.

Colin Miller had a goal and two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for Vegas.

JETS 1, CANUCKS 0: Patrik Laine scored in the first period and Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as Winnipeg won at home.


DEVILS: Goalie Keith Kinkaid (groin) and forward Brian Gibbons (hand) were placed on injured reserve, a day after both players were injured in a 3-1 loss at Philadelphia.

Coach John Hynes said there’s no timetable yet on how long either will be sidelined.

No. 1 goalie Cory Schneider, who didn’t dress for two of the last three games because of a stomach illness, said he’s feeling better and expects to start Monday night against the Red Wings.

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