When the Flyers lost to the Capitals Sunday, coach Craig Berube said giving up a three-goal lead in the third period was a lesson learned.

Tuesday night, they proved it.

The Flyers got a three-goal lead on Washington and held on for a 5-2 victory thanks to a big power play in the second period.

The consequences of that power play still depend on Brayden Schenn’s health. Washington’s Tom Wilson crushed the center with 4:44 left in the second period.

Schenn had the puck and was in the process of spinning around when Wilson came flying in and hit him. The Flyer went head-first into the boards and fell three different times trying to get to the bench before trainer Jim McCrossin could come out to the slot and assist him. He did not return to the game.

At that point the contest was tied at two apiece.

The Flyers got a five-minute power play out of the ordeal and scored twice on it.

Mark Streit gave the Flyers their first lead of the night when he took a pass from Matt Read and blasted a slapshot past Caps goalie Braden Holtby for his third goal of the year.

Only 1:12 later, Jake Voracek followed up with his second goal of the night when he took a pass from Kimmo Timonen, danced into the slot and beat Holtby through a screen in front.

Schenn never returned for the third period, but the Flyers carried on. They made it a three-goal lead at 7:29 when Wayne Simmonds outmuscled defenseman John Carlson and beat Holtby on his forehand for his sixth tally of the season.