A four-goal second period carried the Flyers past Florida. They have scored a total of 10 goals in their last three second periods.
With a move Dwyane Wade would like, rookie Nolan Patrick had a beautiful assist on Dale Weise's goal.
Shayne Gostisbehere, who had eight points and a plus-two rating over his first five games, has developed quick chemistry with rookie Robery Hagg, his defensive partner.
"We talked about it for awhile,'' said Bob Boughner, who elected to keep 18-year-old Owen Tippett with the Panthers rather than send him back to his OHL club.
Rookie defenseman Travis Sanheim will sit out Tuesday for the third time in six games.
Here are five reasons why the Flyers have avoided their usual slow start.
Their new top line, centered by Sean Couturier, has combined for 22 points in the first five games.
"It's four lines, it's six D, it's everybody that is in the lineup just going out and doing their job. You ask if it's sustainable? That's the way we have to play," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said.
The Flyers' win against the Capitals brought a little more clarity into the young season, and perhaps the good omens will keep coming.
The Flyers, rebounding from a devastating loss in Nashville, got three assists from Jake Voracek as they won their home opener by whipping Washington, 8-2.
The Flyers will have their hands full as they try to contain the league's three leading scorers, including Alex Ovechkin (nine goals).
Rookies Travis Sanheim, Robert Hagg, Nolan Patrick, and Taylor Leier will be playing in their first home opener Saturday for the Flyers.
Unlike last season, the Flyers have two power-play units that are difficult to defend.
The Flyers, who played better than their 2-2 start suggests, play their home opener Saturday night against the high-scoring Capitals.