Ottawa 6, Philadelphia 4

Sunday, January 8, 2012 5:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 24-12-2-2 10-6-1-1 14-6-1-1 L1
Ottawa 22-15-4-2 14-8-0-1 8-7-4-1 W1


Defenseman Filip Kuba scored to snap a tie with 1:11 remaining in the third period as the Ottawa Senators erased a two-goal deficit to salvage a split of a home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday with a 6-4 triumph in Canada's capital city.

All-Star defenseman Erik Karlson collected a goal and an assist - and finished with a plus-5 rating. Fellow All-Star Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Neil also scored and set up a tally for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six (5-0-1) and moved to within three points of the Northeast Division-leading Boston Bruins.

Colin Greening and Nick Foligno also tallied as the Senators scored four times in the third period to post their fourth straight home victory.

With Philadelphia nursing a 4-2 lead, Greening scored and Karlsson took advantage of Jaromir Jagr's turnover and beat Ilya Bryzgalov on a breakaway to tie the game early in the third period. Kuba then gave the Senators the lead with a blast from the left point which beat Brygalov to give Ottawa a 5-4 lead.

Rookie Matt Read collected a goal and an assist and fellow first-year players Marc-Andre Bourdon and Sean Couturier also tallied for Philadelphia, which saw its modest two-game winning streak come to an end.

Jagr returned to the ice after aggravating a groin injury during the Winter Classic.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Ottawa
Matt Read 2 Points Daniel Alfredsson 2
Matt Read 1 Goals Daniel Alfredsson 1
Matt Read 1 Assists Daniel Alfredsson 1
Matt Read 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .865 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .892
Ilya Bryzgalov 32 Saves Craig Anderson 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 37 4 1-3 2-2 9 26
Ottawa 38 6 0-2 2-3 11 40

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Senators have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Flyers have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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