Flyers get break: No Ovechkin

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. (Alex Brandon/AP file photo)

The Flyers will catch a huge break Friday: Superstar Alex Ovechkin will not be in the Caps' lineup, according to reports from Washington.

Ovechkin was injured in the first period of Monday's 3-2 loss to Vancouver. He is second in the NHL with 10 goals.

The Flyers can use all the breaks they can get. They are 3-8, their worst 11-game start in franchise history.