Flyers 3, Senators 2, OT

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

PHILADELPHIA — Danny Briere scored all three Philadelphia goals, including the game-winner at 4:54 of overtime, to propel the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.

The victory was the second straight for the Flyers and their third victory in their past four games. The loss snapped Ottawa's four-game winning streak.

"It was an inspiring effort by Danny," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said.

"He was skating and in the battles and got knocked around. He was taking some and giving some. He has to be willing to take that from some big guys. You watch a guy like that, and I know it was a couple of skill guys, but Danny is not a big guy, he's a flyweight. But he gave our guys a lift, and he had a monster game."

Briere's fifth career hat trick came after a little push to the head by Ottawa's Kyle Turris that stirred a fight late in the second period.

The unlikely agitator was Briere, who last fought Nov. 20, 2009.

"It was a cheap shot on (Turris') part, he came down with a crosscheck to the back of my head when I was in a vulnerable position on the ice, he scraped my face on the ice and there was a lot of frustration there," Briere said.

"After that, I took the adrenaline and used it. I didn't think I got a fair shot and I felt I had to do something about it."

Turris and Briere had been jousting.

"It was a back-and-forth play, he gave me a shot, I gave him a shot back, we went in the box," Turris said.

"When we got out he gave me a shot, he asked me to go, during the faceoff we were talking back and forth and decided to go."

Briere now has 13 goals this season.

"I had the feeling they were going to play casual, with less than 15 seconds left in the period and knew I didn't have a lot of room," Briere said.

"I was just trying to jam the puck in there and get something going and lucky to find the puck."

Ilya Bryzgalov finished with 35 saves for the Flyers. Ottawa's Craig Anderson had 36 saves.

The teams traded goals in the third period. Briere scored at 9:12 of the period on a deflection off Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips' stick, tying the game at 2-2.

Ottawa's Bobby Butler had given the Senators a 2-1 lead, poking in a rebound at 6:43.

Ottawa tied the game at 1-1 on a tap-in by Milan Michalek at 11:05 of the second period on the power play. The goal was Michalek's 20th of the season.

Ottawa gets another chance at Philadelphia in the home-and-home series Sunday night in Ottawa (5 p.m., Sportsnet East, Team 1200).

"It was a great game (tonight), I don't like the way we started, but for 50 minutes of the game, we played well enough to have the lead and in overtime that stuff happens," Senators coach Paul MacLean said.

"I thought we have grown as a team every day and tonight showed we can play (since the first game with the Flyers), we had a real legit chance to win the game."

NOTES: Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell played in his 800th career game. Hartnell had his seven-game point streak snapped. Philadelphia's Claude Giroux also had his four-game points streak broken.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:05PHI Daniel Briere (11) ASST: Jakub Voracek (19), Andrej Meszaros (9) 1 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
11:05OTT PPG - Milan Michalek (20) ASST: Sergei Gonchar (21), Erik Karlsson (33) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
06:43OTT Bobby Butler (4) ASST: Erik Karlsson (34), Filip Kuba (8) 2 - 1 OTT
09:12PHI PPG - Daniel Briere (12) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (24), Wayne Simmonds (9) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
04:54PHI Daniel Briere (13) ASST: Jakub Voracek (20) 3 - 2 PHI
Three Stars of the Game
Daniel Briere
Daniel Briere
G: 3Shots: 7
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 7
+/-: 2TOI: 18:37
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 37TOI: 64:49
GA: 2EV: 27-28
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .946SH: 3-3
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
SA: 39TOI: 64:54
GA: 3EV: 29-31
PIM: 0PP: 7-8
SV%: .923SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:30OTT Nick Foligno  Holding against  Wayne Simmonds
12:19PHI Kimmo Timonen  Hooking against  Milan Michalek
2nd Period
02:54OTT Matt Carkner  Interference against  James van Riemsdyk
09:25PHI Braydon Coburn  Holding against  Zenon Konopka
10:58PHI Matt Carle  Tripping against  Colin Greening
16:16OTT Kyle Turris  Cross checking against  Daniel Briere
16:16PHI Daniel Briere  Interference against  Kyle Turris
18:36OTT Kyle Turris  Fighting (maj) against  Daniel Briere
18:36PHI Daniel Briere  Fighting (maj) against  Kyle Turris
19:05OTT Sergei Gonchar  Tripping against  James van Riemsdyk
3rd Period
01:56OTT Bobby Butler  Too many men/ice - bench
04:10OTT Bobby Butler  Too many men/ice - bench
08:04OTT Kyle Turris  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ilya Bryzgalov
08:04OTT Nick Foligno  Roughing against  Max Talbot
08:04PHI Max Talbot  Slashing against  Nick Foligno
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/31/6
Faceoff Wins2936
Blocked Shots1417
Penalty Minutes2115
2J. CowenD00-21025:45
4C. PhillipsD00-11014:45
7K. TurrisC0002918:28
9M. MichalekL1006019:59
11D. AlfredssonR0004023:15
14C. GreeningC0000014:17
15Z. SmithC0004016:35
16B. ButlerR100407:53
17F. KubaD0110030:20
19J. SpezzaC0006017:57
22E. CondraR0010020:12
23K. DaugavinsL000006:29
25C. NeilR00-11011:00
28Z. KonopkaC000007:17
39M. CarknerD0000210:29
55S. GoncharD01-14223:54
65E. KarlssonD0214025:01
71N. FolignoL00-20412:52
41C. Anderson3639.92364:54
5B. CoburnD0011221:43
6A. LiljaD0011012:15
10B. SchennC00-13014:18
14S. CouturierC000309:05
17W. SimmondsR01-11015:48
19S. HartnellL0003023:18
21J. van RiemsdykL00-13016:31
24M. ReadR0002021:33
25M. CarleD0002225:13
27M. TalbotC0011214:17
28C. GirouxC0002024:42
29H. ZolnierczykL000005:25
36Z. RinaldoC000106:43
41A. MeszarosD0104021:42
43M. BourdonD0003013:58
44K. TimonenD0100225:45
48D. BriereC3027718:37
93J. VoracekR0222021:08
30I. Bryzgalov3537.94664:49