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
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.