|OTT||1||2||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|PHI||0||0||2||(0 - 0)||2|
PHILADELPHIA - Dany Heatley scored two goals and Brian Elliott made 34 saves to help the Ottawa Senators win their third straight game, 5-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Darroll Powe and Mike Richards replied for Philadelphia.
Elliott made 13 saves in the second period, stopping Mike Knuble's deflection and Claude Giroux's breakaway and making a brilliant glove save on Joffrey Lupul.
It was Elliott's third straight impressive performance. He beat Buffalo 3-2 and 3-1 in his previous two starts, stopping the Sabres on 11-of-12 power plays Wednesday night in Buffalo. The Flyers failed on three power plays.
Heatley was credited with Ottawa's first goal after his shot hit the right post, then bounced off goalie Antero Niittymaki and Flyers winger Scott Hartnell into the net with 1:38 left in the first period. It was his team-leading 23rd goal.
Spezza made it 2-0 with his 21st goal on a power play at 8:40 of the second. He deflected Brenden Bell's shot with his skate while standing to the left of the net.
Foligno scored with 14 seconds left in the period, taking a pass from Ryan Shannon and ripping a backhander past Niittymaki.
Philadelphia cut it to 3-1 when Powe put in a rebound at 8:00 of the third period.
Heatley scored his second goal at 10:15, Richards made it 4-2 with a wrist shot 39 seconds later, and Vermette scored unassisted at 15:20 after stealing the puck from Jeff Carter.
Notes: Flyers C Richards and LW Scottie Upshall returned after missing three games because of the flu ... Ottawa played the second of five consecutive road games that also will take the Senators to Minnesota (Saturday), Nashville (Monday) and Colorado (Tuesday) ... Senators D Alexandre Picard (upper body) missed his fifth straight game. ... Spezza (three goals, two assists) and Bell (five assists) extended their point streaks to four games.
|Dany Heatley (23) Snap shot - ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (33), Brian Lee (6)|
1 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Jason Spezza (21) Deflected shot - ASST: Brendan Bell (7), Filip Kuba (26)|
2 - 0 OTT
|Nick Foligno (9) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan Shannon (2), Chris Phillips (7)|
3 - 0 OTT
|Darroll Powe (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Scottie Upshall (12), Claude Giroux (5)|
3 - 1 OTT
|Dany Heatley (24) Slapshot - ASST: Jason Spezza (23), Antoine Vermette (13)|
4 - 1 OTT
|Mike Richards (19) Snap shot - ASST: Mike Knuble (16)|
4 - 2 OTT
|Antoine Vermette (8) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
5 - 2 OTT
|Filip Kuba Holding against Mike Knuble|
|Scott Hartnell Interference against Chris Kelly|
|Brendan Bell Holding against Ryan Parent|
|Riley Cote Tripping against Jesse Winchester|
|Dany Heatley Slashing against Claude Giroux|
|SA: 36||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 34||EV: 28 - 30|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .944||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 23||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 18||EV: 16 - 20|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 2|
|SV%: .783||SH: 1 - 1|