PHILADELPHIA, SEPT. 27 -- Two of the game's best goaltenders put on performances too good for an exhibition game tonight.
Washington's Mike Liut and Philadelphia's Ron Hextall each gave up two goals in regulation, but all came on odd bounces or deflections. Both goalies stopped breakaways, with Liut's save coming on a penalty shot by Murray Craven.
But neither left The Spectrum victorious as the 2-2 tie held up through five minutes of overtime.
Craven and Craig Berube scored for the Flyers. Steve Leach and Peter Zezel got the goals for the Capitals, who overcame a 2-0 deficit.
The Capitals are now 1-4-3 in the exhibition season and will play the New Jersey Devils Friday night in Richmond.
Capitals Notes: Czechoslovakian Peter Bondra is not home free, after all.
Capitals Coach Terry Murray said Wednesday that Jack Button, the Capitals' director of personnel and recruitment, had reached an agreement with the Czechoslovakian hockey federation that cleared the way for Bondra to play for the Capitals this season.
"Unfortunately, Terry was a little premature," General Manager David Poile said. "I'm still optimistic that this will get straightened out, but it's not totally done. I have to dot the i's and cross the t's. I need a few more days."
If he is eligible, Bondra could be in the lineup for the Capitals' Oct. 5 season-opener.