Alex DeBrincat scores in OT, Senators edge Flyers 5-4

Alex DeBrincat scored at 1:36 of overtime off goalie Felix Sandstrom's giveaway in the Ottawa Senators' 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

After the Flyers scored three straight goals to force overtime, Sandstrom misplayed the puck behind the net, with DeBrincat scoring into an open net to keep the Senators' playoff hopes alive.

Tim Stutzle had a goal and an assist, Austin Watson, Shane Pinto and Claude Giroux also scored and Cam Talbot stopped seven of 11 shots.

Tony DeAngelo, Cam York and Noah Cates, Owen Tippett scored for the Flyers. Sandstrom made 41 saves.

Giroux made it 4-1 2:28 into the third period with his 29th of the season, but the Flyers rallied to send it to overtime. York scored an unassisted goal at 5:22, Cates connected on a power play at 9:54, and Tippett tied it with 2:39 left.

Flyers coach John Tortorella watched the game from the press box with interim general manager Danny Briere to get a perspective from up top and give associate coach Brad Shaw the chance to run the bench.


Flyers: Host Buffalo on Saturday night.

Senators: Host Toronto on Saturday night.