December 20, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 47 saves including a perfect 25-for-25 in the first period of the Flyers 7-1 home victory. Scott Hartnell recorded a hat trick in a span of 11:40 in the third period, the first time he has accomplished the feat in one period. Jeff Carter gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead when he scored a pair of goals within 54 seconds in the last five minutes of the second period. Hartnell (3-1-4), Carter (2-2-4) and Joffrey Lupul (1-3-4) combined for 12 points. Carter was a +5 while both Hartnell and Lupul were a +4 each. The Flyers were outshot 25-6 in the first period but led 1-0. After two periods, the Flyers were up 3-0 despite being outshot 39-13. The 25 shots on net in the first period tied a Washington franchise record for shots in a period (the most shots allowed in one period by Philadelphia was 32 by the Minnesota North Stars -- December 13, 1972, which was one shy of the NHL record). The Flyers' team record for shots by an opponent in Philadelphia is 52, also held by the Minnesota North Stars, February 3, 1990. Alex Ovechkin had 12 of the Caps' shots. Donald Brashear had 26 PIMs including two fighting majors and a misconduct. Mike Green was a -4. Brent Johnson (three GA) was replaced by Jose Theodore (four GA) after 40 minutes.