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game recap

Senators 4, Flyers 3, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Senators 4, Flyers 3, SO
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Ottawa Senators 4

Senators Update: Senators practice for 30 mintues on Sunday, April 5.  Pascal Leclaire skates before practice. Audio from coach Clouston and Leclaire.

OTTAWA -
Mike Fisher scored on Ottawa's fifth shootout attempt to give the Senators a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.

Fisher beat Antero Niittymaki after Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson also converted the Senators' second attempt.

Alex Auld turned aside Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, Jeff Carter and Claude Giroux after Daniel Briere was awarded a goal on Philadelphia's first attempt, though only following a lengthy review that determined his shot crossed the goal line.

Niittymaki stopped 34 shots for Philadelphia, which won 8-5 in Toronto on Friday night after losing three of four.

The Flyers, who have four games remaining, have 95 points and are tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference with Carolina, which has three games left to play.

Jason Spezza, playing in his 400th career National Hockey League game, scored his 31st goal 3:47 into the third to draw Ottawa even at 3-3.

Nick Foligno and Chris Kelly also scored for the Senators, who held a 2-0 lead 2:26 into the second.

Darroll Powe scored on a penalty shot moments later for the first of three straight Philadelphia goals.

Richards scored his 30th goal to tie it at 2-2 on a power play midway through the second and assisted on Gagne's 33rd of the season 28 seconds into the third that gave the Flyers a short-lived 3-2 lead.

The Senators took advantage of Carter's turnover for the tying goal early in the third. Dany Heatley intercepted the Philadelphia centre's pass along the boards behind the Flyers net and passed to Spezza, who beat Niittymaki with a shot from the slot.

Spezza got his 40th assist midway through the first when he set up Foligno's 17th goal on a two-man advantage.

Kelly increased Ottawa's lead to two 2:26 into the second when he beat Niittymaki on a breakaway.

Powe scored on a penalty shot at 2:58 to draw Philadelphia to within 2-1. Powe cut from left to right and slipped a backhand under Auld's pads at 2:58 after he was hauled down on a breakaway.

Richards tied it at 2-2 with his 30th goal on a power play at 10:46. The Flyers captain scored three seconds after Jarkko Ruutu was called for interference when he drove a slap shot from the right point past Auld after Briere won a faceoff.

Richards also drew an assist on Gagne's goal.

Daniel Carcillo was ejected midway through the first period. The Philadelphia enforcer totaled 24 penalty minutes in the period, including an unsportsmanlike conduct minor, a misconduct and a game misconduct at 10:21, when Jeff Carter was called for hooking.

Carcillo got a boarding penalty 5:41 in for his hit on Filip Kuba. Ruutu got double roughing minors after he immediately came to his teammate's defence, jumping on Carcillo and sliding on top of him across the ice.

Notes: The Flyers have scored on three of six penalty shots this season, including both of Gagne's attempts. Richards failed to score on his two penalty shots and Scott Hartnell also failed to convert his opportunity ... Powe's penalty shot was the first called against Ottawa this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:42
OTT
PPG - Nick Foligno (17) ASST: Jason Spezza (40), Daniel Alfredsson (50)
1 - 0 OTT
2nd Period
02:26
OTT
Chris Kelly (11) ASST: Chris Campoli (19), Brian Lee (10)
2 - 0 OTT
02:58
PHI
PS - Darroll Powe (6) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 OTT
10:46
PHI
PPG - Mike Richards (30) ASST: Daniel Briere (12)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
00:28
PHI
Simon Gagne (33) ASST: Mike Richards (48)
3 - 2 PHI
03:47
OTT
Jason Spezza (31) ASST: Dany Heatley (33)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDPHIOTT
1D. BriereM. Comrie
2M. RichardsD. Alfredsson
3S. GagneJ. Spezza
4J. CarterN. Foligno
5C. GirouxM. Fisher
penalty summary
1st Period
05:41
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Boarding against  Filip Kuba
05:41
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Roughing against  Daniel Carcillo
05:41
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Roughing against  Daniel Carcillo
10:21
PHI
Jeff Carter  Hooking against  Jason Spezza
10:21
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Game misconduct
10:21
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Misconduct (10 min)
10:21
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Unsportsmanlike conduct
2nd Period
10:43
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Interference against  Darroll Powe
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Antero Niittymaki
Antero Niittymaki
15-8-6
SA: 38TOI: 65:00
Saves: 35EV: 35 - 37
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .921SH: 0 - 0
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
14-18-6
SA: 34TOI: 65:00
Saves: 31EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .912SH: 0 - 0