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#73: Flyers @ Senators - March 23, 2010 - 7:30 PM (ET)


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (37-30-5) vs. OTTAWA SENATORS (38-30-5)

BROADCAST INFO FOR THIS GAME:
GAME NOTES and LINK TO TEAMS' WEBSITES:
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FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Gagne Richards Carcillo
Hartnell Giroux Briere
Van Riemsdyk Powe Asham
Leino Betts Laperriere

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Pronger Carle
Timonen Coburn
Bartulis Parent

Goalies:
Starter Backup
Boucher Duchesne

FLYERS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Carter fractured left foot out 3-4 weeks from March 22
Cote healthy doubtful
Emery avascular necrosis of the right hip on LTIR, out for the season
Krajicek stomach virus questionable
Leighton high ankle sprain out approx. 8-10 weeks from March 18

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
45 ASHAM, Arron 5'11' 205 Right Portage-La-Prairie, Manitoba 4/13/78
11 BETTS, Blair6'3" 210 Left Edmonton, Alberta 2/16/80
48 BRIERE, Danny 5'10'' 179 Right Gatineau, Quebec 10/6/77
13 CARCILLO, Dan 6'0'' 205 Left King City, Ontario 1/28/85
17 CARTER, Jeff 6'3'' 200 Right London, Ontario 1/1/85
32 COTE, Riley 6'2'' 220 Left Winnipeg, Manitoba 3/16/82
12 GAGNE, Simon 6'0'' 195 Left Ste. Foy, Quebec 2/29/80
28 GIROUX, Claude 5'11'' 172 Right Hearst, Ontario 1/12/88
19 HARTNELL, Scott 6'2'' 210 Left Regina, Saskatchewan 4/18/82
14 LAPERRIERE, Ian 6'1'' 200 Right Montreal, Quebec 1/19/74
22 LEINO, Ville 6' 1" 190 Left Savonlinna, Finland 10/6/83
36 POWE, Darroll 5'11'' 212 Left Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 6/22/85
18 RICHARDS, Mike 5'11'' 195 Left Kenora, Ontario 2/11/85
21 van RIEMSDYK, James 6'3'' 205 Left Middletown, New Jersey 5/4/89

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
3 BARTULIS, Oskars 6'2" 184 Left Ogre, Latvia 1/21/87
25 CARLE, Matt 6'0'' 205 Left Anchorage, Alaska 9/25/84
5 COBURN, Braydon 6'5'' 220 Left Calgary, Alberta 2/27/85
2 KRAJICEK, Lukas 6'3" 205 Left Prostejov, Czech Republic 3/11/83
77 PARENT, Ryan 6'3'' 183 Left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 3/17/87
20 PRONGER, Chris 6'6'' 214 Left Dryden, Ontario 10/10/74
44 TIMONEN, Kimmo 5'10'' 194 Left Kuopio, Finland 3/18/75

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTCATCHES PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
33 BOUCHER, Brian 6'2'' 200 Left Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1/2/77
35 DUCHESNE, Jeremy 6' 0" 201 Left Silver Spring, MD, USA 10/17/86
29 EMERY, Ray 6'2'' 196 Left Hamilton, Ontario 9/28/82
49 LEIGHTON, Michael 6'3" 186 Left Petrolia, Ontario 5/19/81

FLYERS' STATS:

SENATORS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Peter Regin Jason Spezza Daniel Alfredsson
Matt Cullen Mike Fisher Alex Kovalev
Jarkko Ruutu Chris Kelly Chris Neil
Nick Foligno Jesse Winchester Zack Smith

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Chris Phillips Anton Volchenkov
Andy Sutton Chris Campoli
Matt Carkner Erik Karlsson

Goalies:
Possible Starter Backup
Brian ElliottPascal Leclaire

SENATORS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Matt Carkner healthy available
Shean Donovan healthy available
Filip Kuba lower body questionable
Brian Lee healthy available
Milan Michalek left leg doubtful
Ryan Shannon healthy available

SENATORS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
11 Daniel Alfredsson "C" 5' 11" 200 11 Dec 1972 Gothenburg, SWE
7 Matt Cullen 6' 1" 200 2 Nov 1976 Virginia, MN, USA
10 Shean Donovan 6' 3" 218 22 Jan 1975 Timmins, ON, CAN
12 Mike Fisher "A" 6' 1" 209 5 Jun 1980 Peterborough, ON, CAN
71 Nick Foligno 6' 0" 209 31 Oct 1987 Buffalo, NY, USA
22 Chris Kelly 6' 0" 198 11 Nov 1980 Toronto, ON, CAN
27 Alex Kovalev 6' 2" 222 24 Feb 1973 Togliatti, RUS
9 Milan Michalek 6' 2" 225 7 Dec 1984 Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE
25 Chris Neil 6' 1" 212 18 Jun 1979 Flesherton, ON, CAN
43 Peter Regin 6' 2" 197 16 Apr 1986 Herning, DNK
73 Jarkko Ruutu 6' 1" 204 23 Aug 1975 Helsinki, FIN
26 Ryan Shannon 5' 9" 171 2 Mar 1983 Darien, CT, USA
47 Zack Smith 6' 2" 210 5 Apr 1988 Maple Creek, SK, CAN
19 Jason Spezza 6' 3" 215 13 Jun 1983 Toronto, ON, CAN
18 Jesse Winchester 6' 1" 203 4 Oct 1983 Long Sault, ON, CAN

Defensemen:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
14 Chris Campoli 6' 0" 190 9 Jul 1984 Mississauga, ON, CAN
39 Matt Carkner 6' 4" 231 3 Nov 1980 Winchester, ON, CAN
65 Erik Karlsson 5' 11" 175 31 May 1990 Landsbro, SWE
17 Filip Kuba 6' 4" 229 29 Dec 1976 Ostrava, CZE
55 Brian Lee 6' 3" 206 26 Mar 1987 Moorhead, MN, USA
4 Chris Phillips "A" 6' 3" 216 9 Mar 1978 Calgary, AB, CAN
5 Andy Sutton 6' 6" 245 10 Mar 1975 Kingston, ON, CAN
24 Anton Volchenkov 6' 1" 226 25 Feb 1982 Moscow, RUS

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
30 Brian Elliott 6' 2" 201 9 Apr 1985 Newmarket, ON, CAN
33 Pascal Leclaire 6' 2" 202 7 Nov 1982 Repentigny, QC, CAN

SENATORS' STATS:
FLYERS vs. SENATORS' SERIES HISTORY:
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 31-25-8-3.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 19-11-2-1.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 12-14-6-2.
  • The Flyers are 5-16-5-2 in their last 28 visits to Ottawa (regular season and playoffs combined).
  • The Flyers lost PO series in 2002 and 2003 with a record of 3-8 (2-4 at home, 1-4 at Ottawa)

1992-1995:
  • November 15, 1992 -- Eric Lindros had his first NHL hat trick (highlights -- http://flyers.nhl.tv/team/console.js...d=774&id=42699 ) and the Crazy Eights combined for twelve points (5-7-12) in Philly's 7-2 home win. Mark Recchi (1-4-5) and Brent Fedyk (1-2-3) joined Lindros (3-1-4) in 3+ point efforts. Lindros scored the first goal in this series 41 seconds into the game, the first time the teams met. The Crazy Eights Line had 29 points in the last three games. Dominic Roussel made 31 stops. With five seconds left, Lindros and ex-Flyer Brad Marsh clashed --

  • December 5, 1992 -- Peter Sidorkiewicz made 24 saves in the Senators' 3-2 victory in the Ottawa Civic Center. The first-year Senators entered the game with a 2-23-2 record. The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods but Laurie Boschman and Jamie Baker netted third period goals. The Senators were held to 16 shots. Stephane Beauregard suffered the loss, one of his 16 appearances with the Flyers. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Eric Lindros after a woman accused him of spitting beer in her face on a nightclub dance floor. On February 8, 1993, Lindros was found not guilty after Justice Rhys Morgan issued the acquittal in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • February 9, 1993 -- Kevin Dineen (3-0-3, seventh career hat trick), Mark Recchi (1-3-4), Pelle Eklund (0-3-3), Tommy Soderstrom (27 saves) and Eric Lindros (2-0-2) led the Flyers to an 8-1 win at Ottawa. Lindros returned from a knee injury which sidelined him for 12 games. The Senators entered the game with a record of 7-46-4.
  • October 27, 1993 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored twice in a 5-2 road win. Five Flyers had two-point games. The Flyers took a 3-0 lead in the middle period but the Senators scored twice with special teams' goals to narrow their deficit to one goal. Vyatcheslav Butsayev scored with under four to play in the third to give Philly a two-goal lead. Tommy Soderstrom was replaced after 20 minutes (Flyers led 2-0) due to ill health and the following day he had tests performed on his heart which led to a fifth operation. Soderstrom suffered Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, something that kept him sidelined the previous season, too.
  • January 11, 1994 -- Andre Faust was promoted from Hershey (AHL) earlier in the day and then scored the GWG with 5:06 left in the final period of a Philly's 4-1 home win. The Flyers outshot Ottawa 16-4 in the first period but trailed 1-0. With the score even at 1-1, Claude Boivin of the Flyers was handed a five minute major for slamming Brad Shaw into the boards, which led to a fight between Al Conroy and Sylvain Turgeon. Boivin was traded to Ottawa about two months later for a disenchanted Mark Lamb who requested a trade from the Senators. Dominc Roussel made 24 stops.
  • February 8, 1994 -- Vladimir Ruzicka scored a PPG with 2:47 remaining in the third period giving the Senators a 3-3 tie in the Ottawa Civic Centre. Bob Wilkie scored the first goal of the game, the only goal of his Flyers' career and the second and final tally in his NHL career. The tie ended the Flyers then-team record six game losing streak.
  • March 10, 1994 -- Eric Lindros (1-5-6), Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) combined for eight points in the opening 11:56 of Philly's 8-2 home win. Brind'Amour scored twice in 54 seconds to put Philly on top 2-0. Andre Faust added consecutive goals to make it 5-0. The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and 7-0 after 40 minutes. Craig Billington (5/10) gave up five goals and Mark Laforest (12/15) surrendered three. Ottawa had eight PPs to the Flyers' two. In the third period, the Flyers were whistled for 48 PIMs and nine minors to Ottawa's 26 PIMs and three minors. Stewart Malgunas of the Flyers was tossed for defending Lindros who was elbowed by Darren Rumble.
  • September 26, 1994 -- The teams got involved in a preseason brawl including two Dave Brown-Bill Huard scraps and Eric Lindros-Claude Boivin. Ottawa won at home, 5-2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxZp7na5Xdw

  • February 6, 1995 -- Don Beaupre made 34 saves in the Senators' 3-0 win. The shutout was the first in franchise history and was played in front of the (then) smallest home crowd in team history 9,267 in the Ottawa Civic Centre. Alexandre Daigle had a goal and an assist in the first period. Beaupre also stopped Mark Recchi on a penalty shot, awarded when Sean Hill covered the puck in the crease. The Senators added an ENG. With just three wins in the first ten games after the lockout was lifted, the Flyers made the blockbuster trade with Montreal (key components: John LeClair/Eric Desjardins for Mark Recchi) three days later.
  • March 16, 1995 -- John LeClair and Rod Brind'Amour scored in the final three minutes and Ron Hextall faced just 16 shots in Philly's 3-1 home win. Craig MacTavish's (1-1-2) second period goal evened the game.
  • April 26, 1995 -- Ottawa went 3-for-6 on the PP in a 5-2 win at Philly. Steve Larouche had three (1-2-3) of his 18 career points in this game and Don Beaupre made 26 saves. The Flyers entered the game 9-1-0 in the last ten games while Ottawa was 1-8-1 in the last ten games. The Flyers held the team's season awards festivities prior to the game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcUY0D2ZrFc
  • October 29, 1995 -- John LeClair (1-2-3) was one of five Flyers who scored in a 5-2 home win. Garth Snow made 18 saves in his Flyers' debut. Shjon Podein's third period goal made the score 3-0 but Steve Duchesne and Alex Daigle scored in a span of 1:47 to cut Ottawa's deficit to 3-2. Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg finished the scoring. The Flyers improved to 7-1-2 in their first 10 games. Ottawa goalie Don Beaupre got his stick up and cut Shawn Antoski on the mouth, drawing a major penalty, and leading to a fight between Antoski and Scott Levins -- http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xag...sport?start=22

  • November 16, 1995 -- Rod Brind'Amour (0-4-4) tied a career-high with four assists and Eric Lindros (2-0-2) scored twice, including the GWG, leading the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. Lindros, who missed the prior seven games with a sprained left knee, scored 97 seconds into the game and broke a 3-3 tie early in the third period. Ottawa led 3-2 after two periods but the Flyers scored three times in the first six minutes of the third period leading to the removal of Mike Bales, who surrendered five goals, for Don Beaupre. Ron Hextall made 20 saves. Phil Crowe and Dennis Vial fought.

1996-1999:
  • March 1, 1996 -- Shjon Podein's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie leading Philly to a 3-2 win in the team's first visit to Ottawa's Corel Centre. Podein scored twice in the victory and linemate Anatoli Semenov assisted on both. The GWG was controversial as the Sens protested that the puck never crossed the line but replays showed that the puck barely made its way past Damian Rhodes. Rhodes made 24 saves but in the opening segment of the game allowed a goal that was negated by a quick whistle from ref Stephen Walkom. Ron Hextall stopped 18 shots.
  • March 27, 1996 -- John LeClair had three points in the Flyers' 4-2 win at Ottawa. Eric Desjardins' PPG in the third period snapped a 2-2 tie. Philly outshot Ottawa 36-18 including 25-10 over the last two periods. Rod Brind'Amour, who tied the game 2-2 with 6:01 left in the second period, fought Randy Cunneyworth in the opening period.
  • November 30, 1996 -- The Flyers dominated the last two periods in a 4-3 win at Ottawa. Philly held a 31-9 shot advantage and they out-scored Ottawa 4-2 in the last 40 minutes. Rod Brind'Amour, Dainius Zubrus and Shjon Podein each had a goal and an assist. Dan Kordic and Dennis Vial fought in a lengthy battle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISL_zCr4UAw

  • February 13, 1997 -- Mikael Renberg's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie in Philly's 4-2 home win. John LeClair assisted on the last two goals. Garth Snow made 18 saves for the win. Scott Daniels-Phil Crowe and Daniel Lacroix-Denny Lambert fought at the same time; Lambert was tossed for instigating a fight in the second period battle. Eric Lindros suffered a back injury and missed the next two games which eventually resulted in a libel lawsuit against a Philadelphia sports radio station when a host said Lindros was suspended for showing up drunk to the following game. The parties reached a settlement with the station making an on-air apology and contributing to a charity.
  • February 26, 1997 -- The Flyers won 8-5 at Ottawa in a record-setting performance. Eric Lindros established a career-high with seven points and became the first Flyers' player to have six assists in one game. The Legion of Doom Line of Lindros (1-6-7), Mikael Renberg (2-3-5) and John LeClair (3-1-4) combined for six goals and 10 assists and for the second time this month (also February 6 vs. Montreal), recorded a team-record for most points by one line with 16. The line was also a combined +15 with Renberg a +6. LeClair completed his hat trick with 59 seconds left in the third period. Lindros' seven points were tied for the second most in a game by a Flyers' player (Tom Bladon had eight). The Flyers led 4-2 at the 8:19 mark in a first period but trailed 5-4 early in the second. The Flyers scored the last four goals of the game. Mike Bales made 14 saves on 18 shots in relief of Ron Tugnutt (6/10) who was pulled after the Flyers led 4-2.

  • April 6, 1997 -- Pat Falloon scored with 22 seconds left in the second period and Ron Hextall made 18 saves in Philly's 2-1 home win. Mikael Renberg was penalized seven seconds into the game and Trent Klatt scored his fifth SHG of the season to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.
  • October 3, 1997 -- Eric Lindros (2-1-3) and John LeClair (1-2-3) each had three points in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Trent Klatt scored the GWG 7:21 into the final period. Ron Hextall made 29 saves. Each team had 32 shots.
  • November 8, 1997 -- The Flyers dominated the second period 3-0 in goals and 14-6 in shots en rou te to a 4-3 win at Ottawa. Chris gratton and Shjon Podein scored 36 seconds apart in the final 1:19 of the period to put Philly up 4-1. Garth Snow who made 23 saves for the win. Gratton also fought Stan Neckar ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYMD62EDCWw ).
  • November 11, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 16 saves and recorded the 20th shutout of his career and Paul Coffey scored the game's lone goal in a 1-0 win at Philadelphia. Ottawa was held without a shot in the first 16 minutes and Philly held a 12-2 margin after one period. Damian Rhodes made 26 saves in the loss. Afterwards, Coffey said "Some people say that players today are not as good as players before. I think that's a crock. But sometimes, I think the game is not as good as it was before because there is just too much strategy. There's just not a whole lot of ice out there. Traps are fine, but if it is going to be such a cat-and-mouse chess game out there, we've got to get the ice bigger or do something. You're asking big entertainment dollars from the fans. As a player, the bottom line is wining the game, but you still have to entertain out there. You go long stretches of a period without a shot on net, it is not good to watch, but what are you going to do."
  • January 3, 1998 -- Eric Lindros (2-2-4), Rod Brind'Amour (2-2-4) and Trent Klatt (0-4-4) led Philly to the team's 12th straight win in this series, 7-2 at Ottawa. Lindros scored on his first two shots on goal which gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead after one period. Vaclav Prospal suffered a fractured left fibula, while battling Lance Pitlick for the puck, and missed the rest of the regular season and playoffs.
  • January 17, 1998 -- Alexandre Daigle was traded to Philadelphia for Vaclav Prospal, Pat Falloon and Dallas' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Chris Bala) in the 1998 Entry Draft. At the time of the trade, Flyers' GM Bob Clarke said "What we felt was we needed more speed in our lineup and Daigle is one of the better skaters in the league and he's young (23) and he's got a tremendous upside. We gave up some quality young guys but we got a player we felt we really needed." Flyers' head coach Wayne Cashman said "He brings one of those great skills that is hard to duplicate in the game of hockey and that is exceptional speed. I think he'll fit in well with our hockey club." Falloon said "I guess it's part of the business and Ive just get to go on with my career." Prospal, who was injured (see: January 3, 1998) at the time of the trade, said "I'll be in the NHL. It's going to be the same dream but I guess I'll be living it and playing it somewhere else."
  • October 29, 1998 -- The Senators scored three first period goals in a 3:40 span, including consecutive tallies by Andreas Johansson in 75 seconds during the last 1:27 of the opening period and halted the Flyers 12-game win streak in this series with a 3-1 win at Ottawa. Damian Rhodes made 28 saves and defeated the Flyers for the first time in his career after an 0-8-0 start. Eric Lindros' SHG spoiled the shutout with 9:21 to go and increased his offensive production in this series to 19 goals and 22 assists in 22 games. Lindros leveled Andreas Dackell in the left corner with 4:47 left the first period. Dackell fell to the ice and was motionless for several minutes, his face bloodied as he was mobilized and carried from the ice on a stretcher. "I felt horrible. No one likes to see that. I just went in to finish my check and he ducked and twisted. I'm not really sure what happened to him or how he got hurt," said Lindros. Clip of the hit --

  • November 1, 1998 -- Damian Rhodes made 25 saves, Steve Martins broke a 3-3 tie in the third period and Vaclav Prospal had three assists to lead the Senators to a 5-4 win in Philly. Chris Murray gave the Sens a 3-1 lead with four-tenths of a second left in the middle period. The Flyers tied the score in the third before Martins and Radek Bonk scored 1:43 apart. John LeClair scored twice in the third period.
  • January 18, 1999 -- JVB stopped 36 shots, including 19 in the middle period, and the Flyers clubbed the Senators 5-0 at Ottawa. Beezer had his sixth shutout of this season and 35th of his career. Ottawa was on an 11-game unbeaten streak at 8-0-3. Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and Jody Hull each had a goal and an assist. It was the fifth time in the last six games that season in which the Flyers shutout their opponent (Toronto was the only team to score in the stretch of five shutouts in six games). The Senators were 0-for-7 on the PP. Roger Neilson won for the 400th time in regular season NHL play.
  • February 20, 1999 -- Eric Lindros' consecutive game streak with at least one point was stopped at a team-record-tying 18 games in the Senators 4-1 win at Ottawa; Lindros shared the team record with Bobby Clarke (1975). Ron Tugnutt made 33 saves. Radek Bonk had a goal and an assist. Ottawa scored three third period goals.
  • March 4, 1999 -- Alexei Yashin (3-1-4) recorded his fifth NHL hat trick and Damian Rhodes registered a shutout by making 24 saves in Ottawa's 5-0 win in Philadelphia. The Senators scored four third period goals including three times in the final 2:55. Jean-Marc Pelletier, celebrating his 21st birthday, made his only career appearance for the Flyers and gave up five goals on 29 shots. Pelletier was beaten 1:00 into the game by Yashin's 30th, on a weak goal shot from behind the net and deflected in off a skate, but held the Senators off the board until 3:59 expired in the third period when Yashin added his 31st on the PP. Said Eric Lindros "I didn't think we played well. We had some bad luck at the start. We didn't start anything going the other way. We didn't perform well. There's not a whole lot of things to talk about right now, we just didn't play well. We have to have some fight in us. This is embarrassing. We've been in a rut for a long time. We have to start fresh. Where we are in the standings right now is besides the point."
  • October 2, 1999 -- Patrick Lalime made 17 saves in Ottawa's 3-0 win in Philly, the season opener for the Flyers. Radek Bonk scored in the opening period and the Senators added two PPGs in the middle period. Mark Eaton became the first Philadelphia-area native to play for the Flyers. Simon Gagne played in his first NHL regular season game. Daniel Alfredsson was named Ottawa's captain that day. Eric Desjardins missed the game after suffereing a preseason injury, he would play in the remaining 81 regular season games and all 18 playoff games (99/100). Rod Brind'Amour (foot fracture) had his consecutive games played streak terminated at 484.
  • November 28, 1999 -- The teams played to a 3-3 tie at Ottawa when Shawn McEachern scored a PPG with 18 seconds left to play in the third period, six seconds after a penalty was called on Luke Richardson. The Sens held a 12-3 shots advantage in the third while the Flyers had a 6-2 edge in OT. Ron Tugnutt suffered a knee injury in the game and was replaced by Patrick Lalime. Prior to the game, at a team breakfast, Bob Clarke addressed the Flyers to dispel a rumor that Eric Lindros was involved in a trade to the Carolina Hurricanes.

2000-2004:

  • January 20, 2000 -- Valeri Zelepukin and Shawn McEachern swapped second period goals and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Zelepukin's goal, from Chris Therien, came 34 seconds after Ottawa took a 1-0 lead. Ron Tugnutt (23 saves) and Brian Boucher (22 saves) played goal. Ottawa's Magnus Arvedson suffered a severe injury when he slammed into an open bench door. Doctors in Philadelphia found a hole in one of his intestines and immediately performed surgery. He injured his groin, punctured his stomach, required abdominal surgery and lost about 20 pounds of muscle but regained 14 by April when he returned for the playoffs. Rod Brind'Amour played in his last game in a Flyers' sweater.
  • March 28, 2000 -- Kevin Miller scored consecutive goals as part of a third period four-goal outburst in the Senators 5-2 win in Ottawa. Tom Barrasso made 30 saves including 18-for-18 in the first period. The Flyers scored twice in the second period within a 14- second span.
  • October 17, 2000 -- Marian Hossa (1-3-4), Radek Bonk (2-1-3) and Jani Hurme (21 saves) led Ottawa to a 6-1 victory in Philly. Hurme came within 2 1/2 minutes of his first shutout but Keith Primeau scored a PPG. Afterwards, Primeau said "We are not committed to ourselves and each other and to our game plan isn't there. Every guy has to go home and look in the mirror and decide whether he is coming ready to play every night. You won't find many guys in the room right now who are able to do that." Roman Cechmanek (7 saves, 8 shots) made his NHL debut in relief of Brian Boucher (17/22). Luke Richardson battled Colin Forbes ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTV0utjy3uQ ) and Daymond Langkow fought Mike Fisher ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGHsrCqbZSA ).
  • November 11, 2000 -- Simon Gagne's 85-foot slapshot was the lone third period goal in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves. Dan McGillis (1-2-3) led the Flyers with three points. The Flyers snapped a seven-game (0-5-2) skid to Ottawa. The teams alternated the seven goals. Kevin Stevens scored the first of his two goals as a Flyer and snapped a 32-game scoreless drought by scoring his first goal since November 24, 1999.
  • December 2, 2000 -- Patrick Lalime made 32 saves and Jason York scored twice in Ottawa's 5-3 home win. Alexei Yashin had three assists. The Senators led 3-0 after one period and eventually 5-1 in the third period. The Flyers outshot Ottawa 28-11 over the last two periods and 35-21 in the game. With the score 2-0, Keith Primeau and Wade Redden fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r64UfvtnPWw
  • March 26, 2001 -- Alexei Yashin scored with 6:59 left in a 3-3 tie at Ottawa. Justin Williams gave Philly a 3-2 lead earlier in the third period. Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves. Patrick Lalime stopped 30 shots. Kent Manderville was credited with a SHG almost four minutes after scoring, when the on-ice call was ruled "no goal" but video replay overturned the decision after a request following the first break in action. Philly lost the services of leading goal-scorer Keith Primeau for the rest of the regular season with a Grade 2 sprain of the MCL when his skate hit a rut after he was hit by Chris Phillips.
  • October 25, 2001 -- Ottawa scored four times in the final period and recorded a 7-2 win in Philly. Marian Hossa had (2-2-4) four points. Jani Hurme made 26 saves. Roman Cechmanek was replaced after giving up five goals.
  • January 15, 2002 -- Jeremy Roenick had (1-2-3) three points and Roman Cechmanek made 36 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win at Ottawa. The Flyers improved to 10-2-1 in the last 13 road games. With a two-goal lead, Kim Johnsson's one-timer from the right faceoff circle, came off a terrific feed from Roenick, who, while on his knees, backhanded a pass with 5:24 remaining.
  • January 22, 2002 -- Jeremy Roenick and Martin Havlat scored in a 1-1 tie in Philly. Havlat's goal came when Kim Johnsson accidentally tipped the puck behind Roman Cechmanek. Patrick Lalime made 42 saves and Cechmanek stopped 33 shots. The Flyers entered the game with eight straight wins. The Senators played a penalty-free game while the other calls against the Flyers were second period minors to Paul Ranheim and Donald Brashear.

  • January 30, 2002 -- Jeremy Roenick became the 63rd player to record 1,000 regular season points but the Flyers lost 3-1 at Ottawa. Zdeno Chara tied the game, Marian Hossa got the GWG with under four minutes to play then Todd White added an ENG all in the third period. Brian Boucher made 29 saves. Patrick Lalime made 18 saves in the victory.
  • April 17, 2002 -- In Game 1 in Philadelphia, Ruslan Fedotenko scored at 7:47 of the first OT and Roman Cechmanek shut down Ottawa by stopping all 35 shots in a 1-0 win in Philadelphia. Fedotenko took a pass from a falling Marty Murray for the winning tally. Patrick Lalime entered the series with a lifetime mark of 0-4 in the POs. The Flyers controlled the third period and OT after Ottawa did the same in the first 40 minutes. GWG -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_c6sgNS-to

  • April 20, 2002 -- In Game 2 in Philadelphia, Daniel Alfredsson scored the Senators first goal of the series midway in period 2 and Patrick Lalime stopped all 33 Flyers' shots in a 3-0 victory. Mike Fisher and Jody Hull added third period goals. Philly outshot Ottawa 33-26.
  • April 22, 2002 -- In Game 3 in Ottawa, Patrick Lalime stopped 26 shots and the Senators' Radek Bonk snapped a scoreless tie with a PPG early in the third period to lead Ottawa to a 3-0 victory. Bonk's goal was his first in 27 PO games and six post-seasons. Ottawa went 1-for-6 on the PP and failed on four chances in the first period; they were successful on their fifth attempt. Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves on 29 shots. The Sens added a pair of ENGs in the last minute. After the game (Barber's system not popular with some Flyers): http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...arber.htm#more
  • April 24, 2002 -- In Game 4 in Ottawa, Patrick Lalime made 28 saves and Ottawa won via shutout for the third straight game, 3-0. Wade Redden scored with 20 seconds left in the first period to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead. Sami Salo and Marian Hossa added second period goals. The teams combined to go 0-for-15 on PPs. Mark Recchi didn't play due to headaches resulting from a Zdeno Chara hit in Game 3. The Flyers became the first team in NHL annals to go five straight PO games without a goal in regulation (dating back to 2001). Roman Cechmanek was replaced after 40 minutes by Brian Boucher who stopped all six Ottawa shots in the final period.
  • April 26, 2002 -- In Game 5 in Philadelphia, Martin Havlat's OT PPG, with Keith Primeau serving a 2-minute minor for cross-checking, clinched the series for Ottawa in a 2-1 win. Dan McGillis scored a PPG 3:53 into the contest to snap the Flyers' offensive drought. The Flyers went 320:36 without a PO regulation goal until McGillis' tally. Patrick Lalime became the eighth goalie in NHL history to have three shutouts in one series and the fifth goalie to have three consecutive PO shutouts; the Flyers two goals in a five-game series set an NHL record low. Brian Boucher played the entire game for the Flyers and made 25 saves. All three goals came via the PP as Daniel Alfredsson evened the game in the first period.
  • October 29, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek made 29 saves and Keith Primeau scored twice in Philly's 2-1 home win. Primeau scored 23 seconds into the game then added the tie-breaking goal with 2:59 remaining in the second period. Jason Spezza, in his third NHL game, scored his first career goal to tie the game 1-1. Patrick Lalime made 26 saves in the loss. The Senators outshot Philly 30-28.
  • December 21, 2002 -- Patrick Lalime made 27 saves and Peter Schaefer snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal 7:30 into the third period in Ottawa's 3-1 win in Philly. Ottawa had only one shot in the first 15 minutes. Mike Fisher gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with 1:34 left in the opening period, on a PP. The Senators were on a 15-2-3 stretch in their last 20 games.
  • December 23, 2002 -- In the back end of a home-and-home series, Simon Gagne scored 5:16 into the third period and Robert Esche made 26 saves in a game that ended 2-2 at Ottawa. Gagne was fed by Jeremy Roenick who stole the puck near center ice from Daniel Alfredsson. Roenick returned to the lineup after a two-game suspension for a hard check on Dallas' Mike Modano. Afterwards, Roenick said "It was a great hockey game -- everything you want in a National Hockey League game. It was physical, it was hard-hitting, there was a lot of after-the-whistle stuff, and some great two-way plays. It was a fun game.'' Patrick Lalime made 28 saves for Ottawa and both Senators' goals came via special teams.
  • February 6, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 43 saves and Eric Chouinard (1-1-2) had two points in a 2-2 tie at Ottawa. Chouinard, who was acquired January 29 from Montreal, tied the game 1-1 on the PP and then added an assist on Jeremy Roenick's third period tying goal. Marcus Ragnarsson assisted on both goals for the Flyers. Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson assisted on goals by Zdeno Chara and Todd White. The Senators held a 45-30 shots advantage, including 33-23 after two periods. Martin Prusek made 28 saves.

  • April 25, 2003 -- In Game 1 in Ottawa, the Flyers skated to a 2-0 first period lead but Ottawa scored the next four and won at home 4-2. A shaky Roman Cechmanek was called out after the game by Ken Hitchcock who said "He is going to have to play better." The Flyers out-shot the Senators 25-17 in the game and 16-13 in the second period. The Flyers outshot Ottawa 4-2 in the first period and 5-2 in the third period. Patrick Lalime made 23 saves. Jeremy Roenick and Sami Kapanen each had two points for the Flyers. Ottawa scored three times in a span of 6:58 in the third period. Eric Desjardins missed the entire series with a foot injury suffered against Toronto in the previous round. Ottawa compiled an NHL best 113 points.
  • April 27, 2003 -- In Game 2 in Ottawa, Roman Cechmanek silenced all critics as he stopped 33 shots and was called "terrific" by teammate Jeremy Roenick, while Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi scored in a 2-0 Flyers' win. Cechmanek stopped 17 shots in the middle period. Ottawa outshot Philly 33-23 and failed on all six PPs. Recchi's goal came with under seven to play in regulation. After the game, Ken Hitchcock said "I didn't think we played very well. I thought we played better in the first game. I don't think we played well until we got mad.'' Patrick Lalime made 21 saves.
  • April 29, 2003 -- In Game 3 in Philly, Wade Redden scored 6:43 into OT and the Senators regained home ice advantage with a 3-2 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers were 35-0-3 when entering the third period with a lead that season but Ottawa evened the game 2-2 with a PPG bt Marian Hossa 0:22 into the third period. Ottawa was 0-for-22 in team playoff history when trailing after 40 minutes. Philly scored first and later had a 2-1 lead when Sami Kapanen scored. The Flyers won 41 of 70 faceoffs including Keith Primeau winning 20 of 27. Ottawa was a perfect 2-for-2 on the PP. Patrick Lalime made 20 saves in the win. Roman Cechmanek made 27 saves in the loss.

  • May 1, 2003 -- In Game 4 in Philly, Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves and Michal Handzus scored the game's only goal with under three minutes left in the first period in a 1-0 win for the Flyers. Ottawa outshot Philly 28-26 including 11-5 in the third period. Ken Hitchcock said of Cechmanek's goaltending "He answered the bell again. Today, the roller coaster was on the start position. We'll see where it is Saturday." The Flyers spent the previous night in a Philadelphia hotel to avoid distractions. Patrick Lalime made 25 saves.
  • May 3, 2003 -- In Game 5 in Ottawa, the Senators scored five straight goals after the Flyers took a 1-0 lead at the 0:21 mark and recorded a 5-2 win. Ottawa was 2-for-7 on the PP. Radek Bonk (1-1-2) had two points. Patrick Lalime made 17 saves. Ottawa led 2-1 after one period and 4-1 after two periods. Roman Cechmanek was replaced by Robert Esche, who made his NHL PO debut, with the Flyers trailing 4-1. The Senators outshot Philly 30-19. The Flyers' PP went 0-for-22 in six road PO games in 2003.
  • May 5, 2003 -- In Game 6 in Philly, the Senators advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in their history with a 5-1 win. Peter Schaefer and Mike Fisher (SHG) scored by the 7:00 mark to give the Senators a 2-0 lead. Ottawa increased the lead to 4-0 in the middle period. Patrick Lalime made 18 saves. Ottawa outshot Philly 30-19.
  • December 1, 2003 -- Martin Havlat scored the game's first two goals, in the second period, and Ottawa skated to a 4-1 home win. Martin Prusek made 31 saves. The Flyers entered the game with the NHL's most points. Afterwards, coach Ken Hitchcock said ""I think there are some psychological issues that need to get dealt with. Whether we've got to draw them out or whatever, I think those are real and they've got to get dealt with. If we want to be a championship team, we cannot pretend that the psychological issues are going to be hidden. They are preventing people from performing at their best."
  • February 26, 2004 -- The Flyers' Sean Burke made 40 saves, including seven in OT, in a 1-1 tie at Ottawa. Marian Hossa and Simon Gagne exchanged first period PPGs. Ottawa outshot Phily 41-18. Martin Havlat was tossed with a a match penalty for swinging his stick at Mark Recchi leading to multiple stitches to Recchi's upper lip. Afterwards, coach Ken Hitchcock said "He's a reckless player and someday someone is going to make him eat his lunch. He's going to get it someday, and it's going to be harsh." Recchi added "He's known for it. It might not come from our team, it might come from some other team, but he will because he's cheap and he does stupid stuff like that. He'd better learn to protect himself." Havlat was eventually suspended for two games, his second suspension of the season, and said "I don't feel good about what I did. I wanted to hit him, but not in the face. It was a bad decision and we'll see what happens."

  • March 5, 2004 -- The teams combined for an NHL record 419 PIMs (213 for the Flyers and 206 for Ottawa), including 409 PIMs in the third period. Philadelphia scored three goals in the first period en route to a 5-3 home win. Down 1-0, the Flyers' Claude Lapointe and Mark Recchi scored 30 seconds apart in the first period and Danny Markov added another later in the first period which was the 10,000th goal in Flyers' history ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyMF5Cb2A8A ). Tony Amonte played in his 1,000th game (the 201st NHL player to do so and the 12th player to reach the feat in a Flyers' uniform). The Flyers had defeated Ottawa just seven of the previous 34 matches (7-20-7) entering this game (regular season and POs combined) and three times in the last 20 (3-10-7) regular season encounters. Game summary -- http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...y-ottawa_x.htm . Fight clip -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVaM9rCkqHk



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  • April 2, 2004 -- Martin Prusek made 39 saves and Zdeno Chara had two (1-1-2) points in the Senators' 3-1 victory in Philadelphia. The Flyers held a 40-19 shots advantage. There was a total of 12 PIMs called less than a month after the teams were whistled for 419 PIMs.

2005-2009:
  • October 30, 2005 -- Robert Esche made 39 saves, including 20 of 21 in the third period and Mike Knuble scored twice in Philly's 5-3 win at Ottawa. Five Flyers had multi-point efforts. Philly went 3-for-10 on the PP while Ottawa was 2-for-9 with the man advantage. Ottawa outshot Philly 42-32. Dominik Hasek took the defeat. Zdeno Chara had two goals and played over 31 minutes for the Senators. Jason Spezza won 18 of 24 faceoffs. R.J. Umberger made his NHL debut, replacing Keith Primeau in the lineup; Primeau's last NHL game was the one prior to this contest.
  • December 22, 2005 -- The Flyers scored three first period goals and Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves in a 4-3 home win. Mike Knuble, Sami Kapanen and R.J. Umberger gave Philly a 3-0 first period lead the Simon Gagne (1-1-2), in his return after missing the previous five games with a groin injury, made it 4-0. The Senators scored twice within 80 seconds late in the second period to cut the Flyers' lead in half and then got within 4-3 midway in the final period. The Flyers went 2-for-4 on the PP while Ottawa was 1-for-7.

  • February 11, 2006 -- Ottawa led 3-0 and then held on for a 3-2 home win. Robert Esche (11/13) was replaced at the 14 minute mark as the Flyers trailed 2-0 and 13-4 in shots; Antero Niittymaki stopped 21 of 22 shots in relief.
  • March 25, 2006 -- Philly chased Ray Emery at the 8:33 mark with a 4-0 lead and skated to a 6-3 win at home. Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves for the victory. Six players scored including Jeff Carter and Petr Nedved who both had two points in the first period. The Flyers held a 45-36 shots advantage. The Senators were 52-20-9 entering the game. Mike Morrison made 29 saves on 31 shots in relief of Emery. Among the injured for Ottawa were Zdeno Chara, Mike Fisher and Anton Volchenkov.

  • November 22, 2006 -- Wade Redden's OT goal with 21 seconds left lifted the Sentaors to a 3-2 win at Ottawa. Peter Schaefer had three assists. Ray Emery made 24 saves. Ottawa held a 35-26 shots advantage. Antero Niittymaki made 32 saves. The Flyers led 2-0 in the second period before Mike Fisher and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Ottawa. The Senators did not commit any penalties, the second time the franchise achieved that against the Flyers (also 2002).
  • December 23, 2006 -- Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the third period and the Senators skated to a 6-3 win in Philly. Alfredsson had game-highs of seven shots and three points. The game was tied 3-3 eight-plus minutes into the third period. Ottawa held a 42-29 shots edge including 35-13 over the last two periods (5-1 goals). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGhrBzxE_Io
  • January 7, 2007 -- Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson each had three points in Ottawa's 6-1 home win. Martin Gerber made 20 saves. The Senators held a 43-21 shots advantage. Antero Niittymaki made 37 saves but suffered a team-record tenth straight defeat.
  • March 17, 2007 -- Martin Gerber made 28 saves and Mike Comrie (1-1-2) had two points in the Senators' 3-2 win at Ottawa. Comrie was one of three Senators' players who used a special edition pink stick in support of the 2nd Annual Tribute to Hockey Moms to raise money for breast cancer research; his mother passed away when he was 10. Martin Biron stopped 30 shots.
  • September 18, 2007 -- During a preseason game at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Steve Downie leveled Dean McAmmond and the Senators' forward suffered a concussion and missed ten games. Downie was suspended by the NHL for 20 games, the fifth longest suspension given by the League. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HerZdQmigLs Scottie Upshall broke his wrist during the game and didn't return to the lineup until November 1.
  • November 24, 2007 -- Daniel Briere (1-2-3) scored in the second period to snap a 3-3 tie and lift the Flyers to a 4-3 victory at Ottawa. Braydon Coburn assisted on the tying and winning goals. Ray Emery (15/16) replaced Martin Gerber (22/25) in the second period. Philly held a 41-19 shots advantage. Mike Fisher and Randy Robitaille were both minus-4. Riley Cote aand Brian McGrattan pregame chatter -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0M-OAXStVQ Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLE2P1SYdyY

  • January 20, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves and Braydon Coburn (1-2-3) and Scottie Upshall (2-1-3) each had three points in the Flyers' 6-1 home win. Coburn gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 97 seconds into the game. The Flyers had three special teams' goals including a SHG in the third period. Philadelphia scored twice in each period. Martin Gerber was replaced after surrending four goals on 14 shots by Ray Emery who gave up two goals. Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley were hurt and absent from the Ottawa lineup. Riley Cote beat Brian McGrattan in a fight early in the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHy8BHRVRgU

  • February 19, 2008 -- In a game that extended to the shootout, Jason Spezza scored on Ottawa's third shot then Daniel Briere missed, giving the Sens a 3-2 win at home. Each team missed on its first shot and scored on its second attempts (Antoine Vermette, who also scored in regulation, for Ottawa and Kimmo Timonen for Philly). Ottawa outshot the Flyers 5-4 in OT. Martin Biron made 33 saves. The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Claude Giroux made his NHL debut for the Flyers.
  • February 28, 2008 -- Martin Biron (32 saves) and Mike Knuble (2-0-2) led Philly to a 3-1 home win in Bryan Murray's return as Ottawa's head coach. Vinnie Prospal played his first game in his return to the Flyers. The Senators led 1-0 when Jason Spezza snapped a scoreless tie with a PPG early in the second period. Biron, feeling that Spezza was taunting by a prolonged celebration near the crease, pushed him twice and afterwards said “I even had time to think about it, that’s how long it took. I decided to push him in the numbers. That means he was there for a little while, yeah.” Biron got a minor penalty but Spezza was ejected after butt-ending Braydon Coburn. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycFu2zqNw_8 Jim Dowd's goal made it 1-1. Knuble made it 2-1 in the opening minute of the third period. Mike Fisher and Steve Downie received fighting majors and roughing minors and Riley Cote a 10-minute misconduct nine seconds before Knuble's second goal of the period made it 3-1.
  • July 8, 2008 -- Flyers' captain and UFA Jason Smith signed a two-year contract with the Senators.

  • November 6, 2008 -- Dany Heatley scored in his fifth straight game and Jesse Winchester recorded his first NHL goal in the Senators 4-1 win at Ottawa. Alex Auld stopped 17 shots for the victory.
  • December 23, 2008 -- Simon Gagne (1-1-2) snapped a 4-4 tie with 5:30 to play in the Flyers' 6-4 home win. Six Flyers scored including Andreas Nodl, who got his first NHL goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbetEkJMz34 ), and Jeff Carter who scored his league-leading 26th goal 1:56 earlier to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. Ottawa tied it 4-4 in the third on goal by Dany Heatley (2-1-3) and Chris Phillips. Antero Niittymaki made 17 saves for the Flyers. Alex Auld made 31 saves for the Senators. Philly outshot Ottawa 32-21.
  • February 12, 2009 -- The line of Dany Heatley (2-0-2), Jason Spezza (1-1-2) and Daniel Alfredsson (0-1-1) recorded five points and Antoine Vermette added two points as the Senators won 5-3 in Philadelphia. Brian Elliott made 33 saves. The Flyers outshot Ottawa 36-23.
  • April 4, 2009 -- Mike Fisher scored on Ottawa's fifth shootout attempt to give the Senators a 4-3 home victory. The Senators won the shootout 2-1; Daniel Briere scored the Flyers' lone goal after a review confirmed it was good. Alex Auld made 31 saves in the win. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves. Daniel Carcillo, 24 PIMs, was ejected after boarding Filip Kuba early in the first period. Darroll Powe scored on a penalty shot to bring Philly within 2-1, the first of three straight Flyers' goals. Jason Spezza evened the game 3-3 early in the third period. Jeff Carter won 14 of 20 faceoffs.
  • November 12, 2009 -- Ray Emery faced his former squad for the first time and made 22 saves while Danny Briere scored twice in his return to the lineup in Philly's 5-1 home win. Briere, who played his first game in 16 days, was joined by Jeff Carter, Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen with two points apiece. Blair Betts snapped a scoreless tie with his first Flyers' goal near the game's midway point. The Flyers went 2-for-4 on the PP and Ottawa scored on its only chance. James van Riemsdyk, on a great feed from Carter, scored the GWG via the PP 1:24 after Mike Fisher tied the game. The Flyers scored three times in the final period. Emery said afterwards "These are fun ones to play. Definitely nerves are going. It's a little bit special, a different situation but it's two good teams and a little personal story for myself. I'm just happy that we won." Ian Laperriere and Matt Carkner fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLpfX-O9Qek

  • December 10, 2009 -- Brian Elliott made 22 saves and Nick Foligno snapped a scoreless tie 11:31 into the third period of Ottawa's 2-0 win in Philly. Jesse Winchester added an ENG. The Flyers were shutout for the third time in six outings.

2010-2014:
  • January 3, 2010 -- The Senators out-scored Philly 3-0 in the final period and Alex Kovalev scored four times in Ottawa's 7-4 home win. Kovalev completed his hat trick 2:57 into the third period. Kovalev (4-1-5) and Anton Volchenkov (0-3-3) combined for eight points and both were +5 in the game while teammate Mike Fisher was a +4 and won 14 of 19 faceoffs. Chris Kelly (2-1-3) and Ryan Shannon (0-3-3) each had three points. Claude Giroux (-6), Simon Gagne (-5) and Mike Richards (-4) had dismal +/- numbers. The Flyers led 1-0 but the Senators scored four times in the first period in a span of 7:10 to pull ahead 4-1. The Flyers scored three times in the second period to even the game 4-4. Both starting goalies were pulled: Michael Leighton (5 saves, 7 shots) after 9:07 in favor of Brian Boucher (21/26) and Ottawa's Pascal Leclaire (7/10) was removed for Brian Elliott (10/11).
  • March 23, 2010 -- Brian Elliott made 26 saves and Chris Kelly and Daniel Alfredsson scored in Ottawa's 2-0 home win. Simon Gagne was issued 19 minutes in penalties following Alfredsson's goal when he jumped Anton Volchenkov ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvujPX0AZac ) after being checked him into the boards from behind. Peter Laviolette said "That's a dangerous hit. The hits from behind are supposed to be called. [The referee] said he didn't get a look at it." Gagne got a double minor for instigating a fight with a visor, a major for fighting, and a 10-minute misconduct. "In my head it was dangerous. I was expecting a penalty on their side. It was a hit from behind. It's not part of the game and it shouldn't happen," said Gagne. Volchenkov, who was given only a roughing minor, said "I like to play physical, but I like to play clean physical. Sometimes maybe dirty, but that's hockey." The Senators failed to score on the eventual 7-minute power play. Earlier, the Flyers failed to score on a full 2-minute 5-on-3. There was a lengthy video review following Elliott's stop on James van Riemsdyk when a questionable and controversial decision on a video review upheld an on-ice ruling of no goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R0rsdxPKwM ). Jeff Carter (foot) did not play in the game ending a streak of 286 consecutive games played.
  • November 15, 2010 -- at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
  • January 20, 2011 -- at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
  • February 26, 2011 -- at Ottawa 7:00 PM (ET)
  • April 5, 2011 -- at Ottawa 7:30 PM (ET)

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
DayDateSite and OpponentTime Broadcast
Thu Mar 25 H - Minnesota 7:00 PM ET FS-N, FS-WI, CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Mar 27 A - Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET CSN-PH (HD), FS-P (HD)
Sun Mar 28 H - New Jersey 7:00 PM ET MSG PLUS (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Apr 1 A - NY Islanders 7:00 PM ET CSN-PH (HD), MSG PLUS (HD)
Fri Apr 2 H - Montreal 7:00 PM ET RDS, TSN (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sun Apr 4 H - Detroit 12:30 PM ET RIS, TSN, NBC (HD)
Tue Apr 6 A - Toronto 7:00 PM ET TCN-PH, SNET-O (HD)
Fri Apr 9 A - NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET RDS (HD), TCN-PH, MSG PLUS (HD)
Sun Apr 11 H - NY Rangers 3:00 PM ET (subject to change) NBC (HD), MSG (HD), CSN-PH (HD)

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Hope this turns out well but I'm not holding my breath. Time to suck it up and go with what we've got I suppose.

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Hoping for 10 solid games from Danny Briere. Not one or two but 10 solid games. This is why he is making more then anyone else on our team? Right?

Do not expect much from Boucher.

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Even if they don't win, I hope they at least make it worth my time watching this. The entire team better be ready to play tonight.

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Ugh, this will not be a fun stretch, but if they just wins the ones like this one, they'll be ok. Also did anyone get called up?

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