NHL: WASHINGTON (6-15) at PHILADELPHIA (12-8) <h3>Capitals' new coach makes debut vs. Flyers</h3> <div class="pre">Washington (6-14-1) at Philadelphia (12-7-1) 1:00 pm EST</div> PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The Washington Capitals hope a coachingchange will help turn around a miserable season. The Capitals will kick off the Bruce Boudreau era when theyvisit the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Mired in a five-game losing streak, Washington on Thursday firedcoach Glen Hanlon. Boudreau, head coach of Washington's AHLaffiliate, the Hershey Bears, has been named interim head coach. The 52-year-old Boudreau becomes the 14th coach in Capitals'history, bringing with him a record of winning championships inthe AHL. Boudreau led the Bears to the Eastern Conferencechampionship and the Calder Cup in each of his first twoseasons. The Capitals won three games in four days to start the season,but have since won only three more in the last 45 days. Last in the Eastern Conference, Washington has scored just 2.24goals per game and only Alex Ovechkin has proved a reliablescorer. His 14 goals account for almost a third of the team'stotal. Daniel Briere helped the Flyers avoid a three-game losingstreak, recording a hat trick in the third period of Wednesday's6-3 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes. Briere leads theclub with 14 assists and 24 points on the season.