Nilsson makes 26 saves as Senators beat Flyers 2-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Filip Chlapik scored in the second period, Anders Nilsson made 26 saves and the Ottawa Senators killed off a late four-minute power play to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Friday night.

Ottawa’s Colin White took a double minor for high-sticking Claude Giroux with just over four minutes remaining in the game. The Flyers pulled Carter Hart for a two-man advantage, but were unable to get the equalizer.

Tyler Ennis also scored for the Senators (7-10-1), who have won four of their last five.

Tyler Pitlick scored for the Flyers (10-5-3), who lost in regulation for the first time since Oct. 29. Hart stopped 19 shots.

The Senators got both of their goals in the second.

Ennis tied it at 1 with a power-play goal 13:12 into the period. Ennis has three of the Senators' five power-play goals this season.

Chlapik made it 2-1 with 2:51 left. It was his second of the season.

The fourth line of Chlapik, Chris Tierney and Bobby Ryan was solid for the Senators, creating a number of chances and drawing the penalty that led to Ennis' goal.

Pitlick gave Philadelphia the lead just two minutes into the game, beating Nilsson with a wrist shot.

The Flyers had a number of great chances in the first period, but Nilsson was solid. James Van Riemsdyk had two scoring chances on the same shift to open the game.

NOTES: Ottawa F Logan Brown returned to the lineup after missing the last six games with an upper-body injury.


Flyers: Host New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Senators: At Buffalo on Saturday night.


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