Senators defeat Flyers for fourth win in five games

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  • The Ottawa Senators killed a double minor late in the third period to hang on for a 2-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday.

“It’s been the best part of our game probably all year, to be honest,” Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said of the penalty kill. “Those four [defensemen] back there (Mark Borowiecki, Dylan DeMelo, Ron Hainsey, Nikita Zaitsev) are really, really competitive on the penalty kill. I thought Connor Brown, tonight, was exceptional on the penalty kill. Every guy was, but especially him. I thought he had great legs.”

  • Tyler Ennis and Filip Chlapik scored, and Anders Nilsson made 26 saves for the Senators (8-10-1), who are 4-1-0 in their past five games.

“The Flyers came out with a really good start and pushed us back the first few minutes there,” Nilsson said. “We got down a goal, but since then, I thought we took over the game and we started to work harder and skate more and play more physical, and we took over the game because of it.”

  • Tyler Pitlick scored, and Carter Hart made 17 saves for Philadelphia (10-6-3), which lost in regulation for the first time in eight games (5-1-2).

“[The Senators] kept skating. They kind of spread the ice, and they were attacking with a lot of speed,” Flyers forward Jakub Voracek said. “We were a little bit slow, and we came up short.”

NHL Highlights | Flyers vs. Senators – Nov. 15, 2019

EXTRA NOtes

  • The Flyers were 0-for-5 on the power play. …
  • Nilsson is 5-4-1 with a 2.76 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; OTT Senators, PHI Flyers

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