WASHINGTON – Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was able to overcome his nerves — thanks to some intense play by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Making his first NHL start, Holtby turned in a pair of saves on point-blank shots as Philadelphia kept hacking away in front of the net midway through the third period.

The sequence earned Holtby a standing ovation from the crowd, and Washington gave him a win when Mike Green scored a power-play goal 29 seconds into overtime for a 3-2 victory Sunday.

“I knew they’d be crashing the net hard, and I like it when guys do that,” Holtby said. “It gets me into the game.”

Holtby had 23 saves in his second career appearance.

The 21-year-old goalie made his debut — and earned his first win — on Friday when he relieved Michal Neuvirth with 10 minutes remaining against Boston.

Philadelphia had won six straight coming into the game. Holtby’s performance kept the Flyers from reaching their first seven-game streak since January 2002.

BLUES 2, RANGERS 0: Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout, Alexander Steen scored twice and the surging Blues stifled yet another opponent by winning in New York for their seventh straight win.

OILERS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1: Kurtis Foster and Sam Gagner scored 14 seconds apart in the third period, and Edmonton rallied to win in Chicago.

DUCKS 5, PREDATORS 4: Saku Koivu scored twice as the host Ducks took 37 shots on Nashville goalkeeper Anders Lindback.