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Philadelphia 4, Ottawa 3
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 7, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Jonny Murray
Attendance: 18031

Scott Laughton drilled in a rebound from the slot with 4:49 remaining to break a tie and give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon.

Ottawa tied the score with five minutes left when Anthony Duclair tapped in a Thomas Chabot feed from the right side of the net. But Laughton answered with the go-ahead goal just 11 seconds later when he drilled in a rebound of a James van Riemsdyk shot from the middle of the slot for his fourth goal of the season.

Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Shayne Gostisbehere also scored goals for Philadelphia, which won for the seventh time in nine games while improving to 10-2-4 at home. Carter Hart finished with 27 saves and van Riemsdyk added two assists.

Duclair scored two goals and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa. Anders Nilsson, taking over the injured Craig Anderson at the 6:59 mark of the first period, made 13 saves. Anderson stopped four of the six shots he faced.

Konecny gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at the 1:45 mark of the first period when he collected the puck off Morgan Frost's redirection and whipped it into an open left side of the net for his third goal in four games and 11th goal of the season.

Tkachuk tied it less than three minutes later with his 10th goal of the season, backhanding a Jean-Gabriel Pageau feed inside the right post.

Gostisbehere put Philadelphia back in front less than two minutes later during a delayed penalty when he blasted a one-timer through traffic from the left point past Anderson's blocker side.

The Flyers appeared to make it 3-1 just 43 seconds later when Oskar Lindholm scored off the glove of Anderson. However, the goal was disallowed after a coaches' challenge when Philadelphia was ruled offside. Anderson, clipped by teammate Connor Brown while stretched in the crease, had to be helped to the bench with a left leg injury and was replaced by Nilsson.

The Senators then tied it 2-2 at 13:18 of the second period on a short-handed goal by Duclair, who snuck between Hart and Gostisbehere as Hart was dropping off the puck, then quickly beat Hart with a wraparound inside the right post for his 12th goal of the season.

Provorov put the Flyers back in front 3-2 at the 3:17 of the third period when he carried the puck in on a rush and fired a wrist shot from the left circle inside the far post for his seventh goal of the season.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Philadelphia
Anthony Duclair 2 Points Scott Laughton 2
Anthony Duclair 2 Goals Scott Laughton 1
Connor Brown 1 Assists James van Riemsdyk 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Anthony Duclair 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Nilsson .867 Save Percentage Carter Hart .900
Anders Nilsson 13 Saves Carter Hart 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 30 3 0-3 2-2 16 24
Philadelphia 21 4 0-2 3-3 16 28
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Flyers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Boston. The Senators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .444 after a loss.