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#62: Flyers @ Senators - Saturday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (40-15-6, 20-7-3 Away ) vs. OTTAWA SENATORS (20-32-9, 10-16-5 Home)


11 Blair Betts 6' 3" 210 Feb 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
13 Dan Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 King City, ON, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 London, ON, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
14 Ian Laperriere 6' 1" 200 Jan 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
22 Ville Leino 6' 1" 190 Oct 6, 1983 Savonlinna, FIN
15 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 Vienna, AUT
36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 Kenora, ON, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
21 James van Riemsdyk 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
10 Kris Versteeg 5' 10" 182 May 13, 1986 Lethbridge, AB, CAN
93 Nikolay Zherdev 6' 2" 203 Nov 5, 1984 Kiev, UKR

3 Oskars Bartulis 6' 2" 184 Jan 21, 1987 Ogre, LVA
24 Nick Boynton 6' 1" 218 Jan 14, 1979 Nobleton, ON, Canada
25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
27 Erik Gustafsson 5' 10" 180 Dec 15, 1988 Kvissleby, SWE
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 Povazska Bystrica, SVK
6 Sean O'Donnell 6' 2" 237 Oct 13, 1971 Ottawa, ON, CAN
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN

35 Sergei Bobrovsky 6' 2" 190 Sep 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 200 Jan 2, 1977 Woonsocket, RI, USA

Left WingCenter Right Wing
19 - Scott Hartnell 48 - Danny Briere 22 - Ville Leino
93 - Nikolay Zherdev28 - Claude Giroux 17 - Jeff Carter
15 - Andreas Nodl 18 - Mike Richards 10 - Kris Versteeg
13 - Dan Carcillo 36 - Darroll Powe 45 - Jody Shelley

Pairing Pairing
44 - Kimmo Timonen 5 - Braydon Coburn
25 - Matt Carle 27 - Erik Gustafsson
41 - Andrej Meszaros 6 - Sean O'Donnell

Goalies: (Boucher is the probable starter)
Goalie Goalie
35 - Sergei Bobrovsky 33 - Brian Boucher

PlayerReason Status
Oskars Bartulis left shoulder surgery out 10-to-12 weeks from Feb. 24
Blair Betts lacerated ring finger, left hand out, could return Thursday
Nick Boynton acquired today will not play tonight
Erik Gustafsson healthy will replace Pronger
Ian Laperriere post-concussion syndrome LTIR; out indefinitely
Chris Pronger swelling, left hand unlikely to play
Nikolay Zherdev healthy likely to replace JVR


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Milan Michalek Jason Spezza Bobby Butler
Ryan Shannon Nick FolignoMarek Svatos
Colin Greening Zack Smith Erik Condra
Francis Lessard Corey Locke Roman Wick

Pairing Pairing
Filip Kuba Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips Brian Lee
Chris CampoliMatt Carkner

Goalies: (Craig Anderson will start)
Goalie Goalie
Craig AndersonRobin Lehner

PlayerReason Status
Daniel Alfredsson lower back will not play
Sergei Gonchar lower body will not play
Pascal Leclaire lower body will not play
Chris Neil lower body will not play
Peter Regin left shoulder will not play
Jesse Winchester knee will not play

11 Daniel Alfredsson "C" 5' 11" 200 11 Dec 1972 Gothenburg, SWE
16 Bobby Butler 6' 0" 180 26 Apr 1987 Marlborough, MA, USA
38 Erik Condra 6' 0" 188 6 Aug 1986 Trenton, MI, USA
71 Nick Foligno 6' 0" 208 31 Oct 1987 Buffalo, NY, USA
52 Colin Greening 6' 3" 211 9 Mar 1986 St. John's, NL, CAN
49 Francis Lessard 6' 2" 235 30 May 1979 Montreal, QC, CAN
37 Corey Locke 5' 9" 175 8 May 1984 Toronto, ON, CAN
9 Milan Michalek 6' 2" 217 7 Dec 1984 Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE
25 Chris Neil 6' 1" 215 18 Jun 1979 Flesherton, ON, CAN
13 Peter Regin 6' 2" 205 16 Apr 1986 Herning, DNK
26 Ryan Shannon 5' 9" 175 2 Mar 1983 Darien, CT, USA
15 Zack Smith 6' 2" 210 5 Apr 1988 Maple Creek, SK, CAN
19 Jason Spezza 6' 3" 216 13 Jun 1983 Toronto, ON, CAN
20 Marek Svatos 5' 10" 185 17 Jun 1982 Kosice, SVK
43 Roman Wick 6' 2" 208 30 Dec 1985 Zuzwil, CHE
18 Jesse Winchester 6' 1" 206 4 Oct 1983 Long Sault, ON, CAN

14 Chris Campoli 6' 0" 200 9 Jul 1984 Mississauga, ON, CAN
39 Matt Carkner 6' 4" 238 3 Nov 1980 Winchester, ON, CAN
55 Sergei Gonchar 6' 2" 211 13 Apr 1974 Chelyabinsk, RUS
65 Erik Karlsson 6' 0" 175 31 May 1990 Landsbro, SWE
17 Filip Kuba 6' 4" 229 29 Dec 1976 Ostrava, CZE
5 Brian Lee 6' 3" 208 26 Mar 1987 Moorhead, MN, USA
4 Chris Phillips "A" 6' 3" 220 9 Mar 1978 Calgary, AB, CAN

41 Craig Anderson 6' 2" 180 21 May 1981 Park Ridge, IL, USA
33 Pascal Leclaire 6' 2" 202 7 Nov 1982 Repentigny, QC, CAN
40 Robin Lehner 6' 3" 220 24 Jul 1991 Gothenburg, SWE

  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 32-25-8-3 including 2-0-0-0 this season.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 20-11-2-1.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 12-14-6-2 including 0-3-0-2 in the last five games.
  • 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)

  • November 15, 1992 -- Dominic Roussel made 31 stops, Eric Lindros had his first NHL hat trick and the Crazy Eights Line 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 Crazy Eights Line had 29 points in the prior three games and 35 points in the last four games. Ottawa's season record dropped to 1-16-1. With five seconds left, Lindros and Brad Marsh clashed ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeEAKsryeOY ).
  • 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 (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 road win. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) scored first period goals off assists by Pelle Eklund (0-2-2). Vyatcheslav Butsayev's breakaway goal gave Philly a 4-2 lead in the third period. Garry Galley also had two assists. Tommy Soderstrom (10 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Dominic Roussel (19 saves, 21 shots) after the first period due to dizziness and the following day he had tests performed on his heart which led to a fifth operation. Soderstrom suffered from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
  • January 11, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 24 stops and Andre Faust, who was promoted from Hershey (AHL) earlier in the day, scored the GWG with 5:06 left in the third period of Philly's 4-1 home win. Dimitri Yushkevich (1-2-3) had three points including a PPG with 1:19 to play which made it 3-1. The Flyers outshot Ottawa 16-4 in the first period but trailed 1-0. With the score even at 1-1, the Flyers' Claude Boivin 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 Mark Lamb who requested a trade from the Senators.

  • 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. Lindros' five assists tied a team-record set by Bobby Clarke in 1976 (since broken). He had 12 goals and 15 assists in his last 14 games.
  • 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 snapped a tie with 2:42 to play and Rod Brind'Amour added the clincher in Philly's 3-1 home win. Ron Hextall faced just 16 shots. Craig MacTavish's (1-1-2) second period goal evened the game. Philly improved to 11-3-2 since making a blockbuster deal with Montreal which included LeClair.
  • 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.

  • 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 Legion of Doom Line of Eric Lindros (1-6-7), Mikael Renberg (2-3-5) and John LeClair (3-1-4) combined for 16 points (6-10-16) in the Flyers' 8-5 win at Ottawa. Lindros' career-high seven points was the second highest total in team history (Tom Bladon had eight in 1977) and his six assists set a team record. It was the second time this month (also February 6 vs. Montreal) that the trio established 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 his 40th goal and with 59 seconds left in the third period. Ron Tugnutt (6 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Mike Bales (14 saves, 18 shots) with Philly leading 4-2 at the 8:19 mark. Shawn McEachern (1-2-3) led Ottawa with three points, all in the first period. The Senators rallied to take a 5-4 lead in the second period. but the Flyers scored the last four goals of the game. Garth Snow made 25 saves.

  • 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. Seven seconds into the game, Mikael Renberg was whistled for interference but received a laceration requiring over 200 stitches along his chin and right cheek from Randy Cunneyworth's skate and missed the last four games of the regular season. Trent Klatt scored his fifth SHG of the season to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead during the penalty issued to Renberg.

  • 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. Ron Hextall made 29 saves. Trent Klatt scored the GWG 7:21 into the final period. Dainius Zubrushad two assists. Each team had 32 shots. Randy Cunneyworth assisted on each Ottawa goal and Radek Bonk scored twice.
  • November 8, 1997 -- The Flyers dominated the second period 3-0 in goals and 14-6 in shots en route 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 his 20th shutout 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. The Flyers had 55 points, best in the Eastern Conference. Vaclav Prospal suffered a fractured left fibula, in a collision with Lance Pitlick, and missed the rest of the regular season and playoffs (see January 17, 1998).
  • 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.


  • 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. Philly held a 32-24 shots advantage including 18-5 in the opening period. The Flyers scored twice in the second period within a 14-second span. Luke Richardson fought Andre Roy in the second period.
  • 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 goal 1:42 into the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Dan McGillis (1-2-3) had three points. The teams alternated the seven goals. Kevin Stevens scored his first goal since November 24, 1999 and snapped a 32-game drought. Radek Bonk, the game's chosen top star, had three assists. The Senators held a 31-18 shots advantage including 28-12 over the last two periods. The Flyers snapped a seven-game (0-5-2) skid to Ottawa.
  • 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 out-scored the Flyers 4-2 in the third period en route to a 7-2 win in Philly. Marian Hossa had (2-2-4) four points, Marcus Arvedson (1-2-3) had three points and Jani Hurme made 26 saves. Jeremy Roenick was -5. Roman Cechmanek (16 saves, 21 points) was replaced Brian Boucher (2 saves, 4 shots). It was the Flyers' frst game since Eric Desjardins stepped down from his role as team Captain. Luke Richardson and Andre Roy fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QhtDIC3HtQ

  • January 15, 2002 -- Jeremy Roenick had (1-2-3) and Roman Cechmanek (36 saves) led the Flyers to a 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 the second period 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. Donald Brashear fought Chris Phillips ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjpDmXjYW0g ).
  • 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 stopped 33 shots, including 17 in the middle period, and was called "terrific" by teammate Jeremy Roenick, while Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi scored in a 2-0 Flyers' win. Ottawa outshot Philly 33-23 but failed on all six PPs. Patrick Lalime made 21 saves. 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.''

  • 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 Flyers recorded a 5-3 home win in a game that established an NHL-record 419 PIMs (213 for the Flyers and 206 for Ottawa), including 409 PIMs in the third period. Robert Esche made 20 saves, John LeClair (0-3-3) had three assists and Alex Zhamnov (1-1-2) and Michal Handzus (0-2-2) had two points. Chris Neil gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead but Claude Lapointe and Mark Recchi scored 30 seconds apart 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 ). Kim Johnsson, the game's top star, made it 4-1 in the second period. Esche and Patrick Lalime were both replaced by backup goalies with 1:45 remaining. 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 entered the game 7-20-7 in the prior 34 games, regular season and POs combined. Fight clip -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVaM9rCkqHk

  • 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. Antoine Vermette gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead which a goal in which Robert Esche described "It's not a great goal. It's not even a decent goal. Right now, that seems to be the way things are going for me." 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. Mark Recchi was chosen the Flyers' MVP in a pregame ceremony.

  • 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. Joni Pitkanen, Eric Desjardins and Peter Forsberg each had two assists and Simon Gagne (1-1-2) also had two points. Philly went 3-for-10 on the PP including Jon Sim's goal with 20 seconds left in the second period to make it 4-2. Ottawa was 2-for-9 with the man advantage. Zdeno Chara had two goals and played over 31 minutes for the Senators. Jason Spezza won 18 of 24 faceoffs. Ottawa outshot Philly 42-32. Dominik Hasek made 27 saves. R.J. Umberger made his NHL debut, replacing Keith Primeau in the lineup whose 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 -- Dominik Hasek made 29 saves and Ottawa scored the first three goals in a 3-2 home win. The Senators received goals by Antoine Vermette, Vaclav Varada and Dany Heatley. With the Flyers down 2-0 and being outshot 13-4 at the 14-minute mark, Robert Esche (11 saves, 13 shots) was replaced Antero Niittymaki who stopped 21 of 22 shots in relief.
  • March 25, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves and Philly led 4-0 by the 8:33 mark en route to a 6-3 win at home against the 52-20-9 Senators. Petr Nedved (1-1-2), who gave Philly a 1-0 lead 35 seconds into the game, and Jeff Carter (1-1-2) each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers held a 45-36 shots advantage. Mike Morrison (29 saves, 31 shots) replaced Ray Emery (10 saves, 14 shots) for the Senators who were absent Dominik Hasek, Zdeno Chara, Mike Fisher and Anton Volchenkov. Donald Brashear fought Brian McGrattan ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t9aLJzxEy0 ) and Chris Neil, who was flattened earlier by a Denis Gauthier check, cut Gauthier in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfCctsD5AjA )

  • 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 who 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 Scottie Upshall (2-1-3) and Braydon Coburn (1-2-3), who scored 1:37 into the game, led the offense in Philly's 6-1 home win. R.J. Umberger (1-1-2) had two points. The Flyers had two PPGs and one SHG and scored twice in each period. Martin Gerber (10 saves, 14 shots) was replaced by Ray Emery (5 saves, 7 shots). Daniel Alfredsson and Dany Heatley did not play due to injuries. Riley Cote fought Brian McGrattan 2:54 into the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHy8BHRVRgU . Jim Vandermeer and Shean Donovan fought in the last minute ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvDdHq7l2ow ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGBmDNimVM0

  • February 19, 2008 -- In a game that extended to the shootout, Jason Spezza scored on Ottawa's third shot then Daniel Briere missed, giving Ottawa a 3-2 home win. 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 wearing number 56.

  • 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 (1-1-2) recorded his first NHL goal in the Senators' 4-1 home win. The Flyers received just one infraction in the game, a 5-minute boarding major to Braydon Coburn in the first period in which Heatley made it 2-0 with a PPG. Ottawa had three minors in the game, all in the third period. 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 goals 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 --Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the line of Dany Heatley (2-0-2), Jason Spezza (1-1-2) and Daniel Alfredsson (0-1-1) recorded five points in Ottawa's 5-3 win in Philadelphia. Antoine Vermette added two points. The Flyers outshot Ottawa 36-23.
  • April 4, 2009 --Alex Auld made 31 saves and 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 and the Flyers' lone goal, by Daniel Briere, was confirmed after a video review. 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 Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTbeVO8Khqo

  • 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.

  • January 3, 2010 -- Alex Kovalev (4-1-5) had four goals and the Senators out-scored Philly 3-0 in the final period in Ottawa's 7-4 home win. Kovalev, who completed his hat trick 2:57 into the third period, 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 by 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 -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves and Mike Richards (2-1-3) and Claude Giroux added (1-2-3) three points each in the Flyers' 5-1 home win. Richards' goals came within 90 seconds in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-1 advantage. Richards recorded his 300th career point and also scored his 22nd career SHG which moved him past Rick MacLeish into fifth place on the Flyers' all-time SHG list. Philly took a season-high 46 shots and outshot Ottawa 46-29. Brian Elliott, who entered the game with career numbers against the Flyers of 4-0-0, 0.83 GAA, .969 save percentage and two shutouts, made 41 saves in the loss. The Flyers improved to 9-0-1 in the last ten games, the team's longest unbeaten streak since Dec. 17, 2005 – Jan. 6, 2006 (9-0-2 in 11 games). The Flyers scored 18 goals in their last three games, which is the most in a three game span since getting 19 in three games from Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2005. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmdIm0x6eVI

  • January 20, 2011 -- Mike Richards (2-2-4) and Sergei Bobrovsky (25 saves) led the Flyers to a 6-2 home win. Danny Briere and Richards gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead at the 4:14 mark. Ottawa had a 5-on-3 for 1:41 but failed to score in the second period. Richards' second goal made it 3-0 late in the middle period but the Senators scored twice before the break. The Flyers scored three times in under five minutes in the third period and Brian Elliott (16 saves, 22 shots) was replaced by Mike Brodeur (1 save, 1 shot). The game had 126 PIMs and multiple fights ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_53JWjOHQ ) including Jeff Carter-Jesse Winchester ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaJhvPi2NPc ), Claude Giroux-Nick Foligno ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCwlRWlqF-A ), Scott Hartnell-Jarkko Ruutu, Jody Shelley-Chris Neil. Five of the six Flyers' dmen registered a point. Chris Pronger returned to action after missing 13 games with a broken right foot. The Flyers ended the night as the NHL's top team, a first this late in any season since April 7, 1985. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BroZnvo-dDE

  • February 26, 2011 -- at Ottawa 7:00 PM (ET)
  • April 5, 2011 -- at Ottawa 7:30 PM (ET)

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
DayDateHome/Away OpponentTime Broadcast (subject to changes)
Thu Mar 3, 2011 Home Toronto 7:00 PM SNET-O (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Mar 5, 2011 Home Buffalo 1:00 PM MSG-B (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sun Mar 6, 2011 Away NY Rangers 12:30 PM NBC (HD)
Tue Mar 8, 2011 Home Edmonton 7:00 PM SNET-W (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Mar 10, 2011 Away Toronto 7:00 PM CSN-PH (HD), LEAFS TV
Sat Mar 12, 2011 Home Atlanta 7:00 PM FS-S (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Tue Mar 15, 2011 Away Florida 7:30 PM CSN-PH (HD), FS-F (HD)
Thu Mar 17, 2011 Away Atlanta 7:00 PM CSN-PH (HD), FS-S (HD)
Sat Mar 19, 2011 Away Dallas 8:00 PM CSN-PH (HD), TXA 21 (HD)
Tue Mar 22, 2011 Home Washington 7:30 PM TSN2 (HD), VERSUS (HD)

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In theory, opponents can't get much softer than Ottawa. They were already bad before they traded away Fisher, Ruutu, Kovalev and lost Alfredsson to injury. Shadow Spezza and Foligno, and pressure their D. There is no reason why this team shouldn't win going away.

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By the simple looks of this it should be an easy win. Hopefully they don't come out flat. If there's any team they could get rid of a goose-egg of goose-eggs it's the Sens.

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I really hope to see an offensive onslaught

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Give Anderson a workout, would ya? And try not to injure any more of our forwards, Binghamton can't take it.

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Seriously, we need to out work them all game. No more ****ing around and we need a huge offensive outburst. At least 6 goals.

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Give Anderson a workout, would ya? And try not to injure any more of our forwards, Binghamton can't take it.
Maybe it's the gin, but I cracked up at the Binghamton remark.

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Maybe it's the gin, but I cracked up at the Binghamton remark.
I've still never had gin by itself. Sadly, all I got here is vodka. But why drunk tonight? Hopefully you're stable for the game .

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I'll take that 7-0 win this time around, if I couldn't get it last time. It would be nice to get the scoring going again. I hope they'll rest Pronger (or O'Donnell for that matter), even if he feels ready to go. Give Gustafsson a look now that he's up on the roster anyway, this should be the perfect time for it.

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Question about Zherdev, and the cap.

Now that he has cleared Waivers is he still eligible to dress for the Flyers if they chose to do so, or would he have to be put on Re-entry first? I assume re-entry first?

With that in mind, does his $2.0 Million count against the cap since he was waived, or does he need to be assigned / loaned for that to come off the books for the rest of the year?

Thanks for the help.

Also, although Ottawa is missing nearly all their main tools be it to a trade or injury, they should not be taken lightly, especially after Philly barely snuck out a win against the Ile's.

My guess is all the young guys Ottawa has playing for them right now are hungry to make a statement that they thnk they belong in the NHL. Players like that play every shift like its their last so I would expect a very energized team out of Ottawa tonight. Plus Anderson has been playing pretty good for them.

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Question about Zherdev, and the cap.

Now that he has cleared Waivers is he still eligible to dress for the Flyers if they chose to do so, or would he have to be put on Re-entry first? I assume re-entry first?

With that in mind, does his $2.0 Million count against the cap since he was waived, or does he need to be assigned / loaned for that to come off the books for the rest of the year?

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Zherdev still counts against the cap and he doesn't have to go through re-entry waivers because he wasn't sent down to the AHL.

He could play tonight, if Lavy wanted him to.

The Flyers could still send Zherdev down to the AHL, which would then take him off the cap, but also would necessitate re-entry waivers if they wanted to call him back up.

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Zherdev still counts against the cap and he doesn't have to go through re-entry waivers because he wasn't sent down to the AHL.

He could play tonight, if Lavy wanted him to.

The Flyers could still send Zherdev down to the AHL, which would then take him off the cap, but also would necessitate re-entry waivers if they wanted to call him back up.
Thanks for clearing that up. I didn't realize that if you weren't claimed or assigned that you just remained on the roster.

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Any word on Gustafsson getting a start?

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Take no opponent lightly from here on out. Gets them ready for the playoffs.

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With JVR being sent down temporarily, I'd assume Zherdev gets plugged into his spot?

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Boynton will not be in the lineup tonight.

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