Good effort, bad result; no interest in Shanahan (yet)

  The Flyers fired a season-high 43 shots Tuesday night, were 2 for 5 on the power play and got mostly solid goaltending from Ray Emery.

   Normally, that translates into a win.

   Tonight, it turned into a 4-2 loss to the host Washington Capitals.

   The Flyers blew a 2-0 lead, failed on a penalty shot (Darroll Powe) and could not convert numerous opportunities against the usually shaky Jose Theodore, Washington's goalie.

   "For whatever reason, we're not finding the net," coach John Stevens said.

    With the score tied at 2-2, Alexander Semin's shot from the left circle deflected off Kimmo Timonen's knee and into the upper left corner of the net with 14:36 left in regulation.

     Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal to close the scoring.

     The Flyers failed to score in even-strength situations. They have been outscored 18-17 in five-on-fives this year.

    "That's my biggest concern," Timonen said. "You can't count on your power play" to score all the goals.

     The Flyers were supposed to have Wednesday off, but Stevens has now scheduled a practice.

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       With Simon Gagne sidelined with two hernias and with the Flyers' offense struggling, GM Paul Holmgren may look to make a deal.

     Holmgren said Tuesday he is not interested in free-agent winger Brendan Shanahan.

     If the offense continues to scuffle, however, that could change.