Ottawa 5, Philadelphia 4

Monday, December 9, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 13-14-1-2 7-7-0-0 6-7-1-2 L2
Ottawa 12-14-1-4 5-8-0-3 7-6-1-1 W1

Recap


Senators 5, Flyers 4 (SO): Captain Jason Spezza scored the lone goal of the shootout as Ottawa snapped its five-game home winless streak.

Clarke MacArthur tallied twice in regulation and Craig Anderson made 25 saves for the Senators, who salvaged the finale of the three-game season series against Philadelphia. Defenseman Patrick Wiercioch and Kyle Turris also scored while Spezza and Bobby Ryan each notched two assists.

Michael Raffl scored his first NHL goal and set up another while defensemen Luke Schenn and Kimmo Timonen also recorded a tally and an assist for the Flyers, who are 2-2-1 on their six-game road trip. Jakub Voracek added a goal and Steve Mason stopped 30 shots.

Raffl and MacArthur traded first-period goals before Wiercioch gave Ottawa a 2-1 lead during a power play 9 1/2 minutes into the second. Voracek answered with his own man-advantage goal 2:13 later and Philadelphia needed just 1:50 to pull in front, with Schenn beating Anderson with a bad-angle shot from along the right-wing boards.

MacArthur and Turris scored exactly six minutes apart in the third to give the Senators a 4-3 edge, which lasted less than three minutes as Timonen tallied from the left point at 10:58 to knot the contest for the fourth time. Spezza used several dekes before beating Mason in the third round for Ottawa's first shootout goal on 13 attempts this season and Sean Couturier hit the post on the Flyers' last chance as the Senators improved to 1-4 in the bonus format.

GAME NOTEBOOK: MacArthur's two-goal performance was his second of the season. He also scored twice on Nov. 23 at Detroit. ... Philadelphia placed C Vincent Lecavalier on injured reserve with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and recalled LW Tye McGinn from Adirondack of the American Hockey League. McGinn was a healthy scratch. ... MacArthur was denied by Mason in the first round of the shootout, making him 0-for-12 lifetime in the bonus format.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Ottawa
Michael Raffl 2 Points Clarke MacArthur 2
Michael Raffl 1 Goals Clarke MacArthur 2
Wayne Simmonds 2 Assists Bobby Ryan 2
Jakub Voracek 1 Power Play Goals Patrick Wiercioch 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Steve Mason .882 Save Percentage Craig Anderson .862
Steve Mason 30 Saves Craig Anderson 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 29 4 1-2 2-3 16 23
Ottawa 34 5 1-3 1-2 14 35

Upcoming Games

  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Senators have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .450 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Flyers have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .412 after a loss.