Fly­ers edged by Se­na­tors in shootout

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Erik Karls­son scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Ot­tawa Se­na­tors to a 3-2 vic­tory over the Philadel­phia Fly­ers on Tues­day night.

PHILADEL­PHIA » Erik Karls­son scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Ot­tawa Se­na­tors to a 3-2 vic­tory over the Philadel­phia Fly­ers on Tues­day night.

Mark Stone and Kyle Tur­ris scored in reg­u­la­tion for the Se­na­tors, who have won three of their last four while to­tal­ing seven reg­u­la­tion goals in that span. Craig An­der­son had 33 saves through over­time and stopped all five Fly­ers at­tempts in the tiebreaker.

Nick Cousins and Michael Raffl had Philadel­phia’s goals, and Steve Ma­son fin­ished with 24 saves. The Fly­ers have lost four of five.

Tur­ris tied the score on a wrap­around with 1:59 left in reg­u­la­tion as he swung around the right side of the net and beat Ma­son to the other side, stuff­ing the puck into the un­guarded left side for his team-lead­ing eight of the sea­son.

Tur­ris then had a chance to get the win­ner in over­time on a 2-on-1 with Karls­son, but was stopped by Ma­son.

Ot­tawa is now 10-5-1 even though it has scored two or fewer goals in reg­u­la­tion in 10 straight games.

The Fly­ers grabbed the early lead on Cousins’ sec­ond goal of the sea­son 5:14 in. An ill-ad­vised neu­tral­zone pass by Ot­tawa’s Der­ick Bras­sard landed onto the stick of Cousins, who used a burst of speed to break free on An­der­son. Cousins beat the goal­tender past his stick side for his first goal since Oct 27 and 1-0 lead.

The Se­na­tors tied it 7:09 into the sec­ond when they cap­i­tal­ized on a Fly­ers de­fen­sive zone turnover. Philadel­phia’s Jakub Vo­racek saw his pass in­ter­cepted and a poke check by Fly­ers de­fense­man Mark Streit ended up on the stick of Ot­tawa de­fense­man Mark Methot, who slid a cen­ter­ing pass to Stone for his third of the sea­son and sec­ond in three games.

The Fly­ers re­gained their lead a lit­tle more than six min­utes later on Raffl’s sec­ond goal of the sea­son. Pierre-Edouard Belle­mare beat Ot­tawa’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau on a face­off and Raffl con­verted Dale Weiss’ re­bound for his first goal since Oct. 15.

NOTES »

With 11 games in 20 days, Fly­ers coach Dave Hak­stol said be­fore the game he would con­tinue mak­ing day-ofgame morn­ing skates op­tional for his play­ers . ... Se­na­tors LW Clark MacArthur, side­lined since Sept. 25 with a con­cus­sion, skated with a hand­ful of team­mates on Tues­day but re­mains on longterm in­jury re­serve . ... Ot­tawa D Mark Methot was back in the lineup af­ter leav­ing Sun­day’s game in the first pe­riod with a lower-body in­jury.

MATT SLOCUM — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Ot­tawa Se­na­tors de­fense­man Erik Karls­son scores the game-win­ning goal in the shootout past Fly­ers goalie Steve Ma­son on Tues­day.

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