Senators 2, Flyers 0

Brian Elliott made 22 saves in his second NHL shutout and Nick

Foligno and Jesse Winchester scored third-period goals to give the

Ottawa Senators a 2-0 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers

on Thursday night.

With 9:30 minutes left, Foligno took a wrist shot from just

above the circle and then put his rebound past diving goalie Brian

Boucher, who had smothered another drive by Foligno a few minutes


Winchester sealed the victory with a short-handed, empty-net

goal in the final minute.

It was the first shutout this season for the Senators, who have

two wins in their past six games.

The Flyers were blanked for the third time in six games. They

are 1-3 under new coach Peter Laviolette, who replaced the fired

John Stevens a week ago after Philadelphia’s two consecutive

shutout losses.

Philadelphia, which lost six of seven before the coaching

change, has scored only 11 goals in seven games. Six of those came

in a 6-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

The Senators scored 12 goals in their previous five games,

earning their lone win in a shootout against Anaheim.

Philadelphia’s best scoring opportunity came with 5:47 in the

second period, but Elliot stretched across the net to thwart Scott

Hartnell’s backhanded breakaway attempt.

NOTES: Jeff Carter played in his 243rd consecutive game, the

fifth-longest streak in Flyers history. … Elliott posted his

other NHL shutout on March 29 against Tampa Bay. … Boucher is

1-5-1 in eight career starts against Ottawa.