Flyers Outlast Senators; Win 5-2

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Kimmo Timonen scored the go-ahead goal, his first of the season, at the 11:30 mark of the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. The Flyers would go on to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2.

Claude Giroux opened the scoring for the Flyers, lighting the lamp on the power play for his second goal of the season. Sean Couturier would notch his first goal of the season early in the second period. Kimmo Timonen assisted on both Flyer goals. Jake Voracek also notched an assist on Giroux’s power play tally. Wayne Simmonds added an insurance goal for the Flyers, scoring just 23 seconds after Timonen gave the Flyers the lead. Vincent LeCavalier and Brayden Schenn provided the helpers for Simmonds. Adam Hall completed the scoring for the Flyers, netting an empty net shorthanded goal from Nicklas Grossmann. Steve Mason again was a brick wall for the Flyers, stopping 32-34 shots. The Flyers now have now picked up seven of their last eight points.

Clarke MacArthur and Kyle Turris both scored on the power play for the Senators. Erik Karlsson and Chris Phillips assisted MacArthur’s goal in the second period. Turris’ fifth goal of the season tied the game in the third period and came from Marc Methot and MacArthur. Ottawa goaltender Robin Lehner kept the Senators in the game, stopping 37-41 shots. The Senators have now lost two straight.

Straight from the jump, the Flyers came ready to play, notching a scoring chance just moments after the puck dropped. Despite taking a penalty just 57 seconds into the period, the Flyers dominate the pace of play, which culminated in Giroux’s power play goal.

The second period was more of the same from the Flyers, as they dominated most of the period. Couturier scored his first of the season from below the goal line, as Ottawa’s Lehner failed to hug the post.

Steve Mason came up big time and time again, but was unable to stop Clarke MacArthur’s snipe from the circle on the power play.

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead into the third period, but quickly lost that lead as Kyle Turris scored his fifth of the season just ten seconds into the Senators power play.

Cherry Hill’s own Bobby Ryan gave Ottawa the best chance to take the lead on a beautiful play to draw Mason out of the net. Ryan then fed Turris for an empty net, but Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann saved the goal. Mere minutes later, Kimmo Timonen would out the Flyers on top for good, as he scored five-hole on Lehner.

Simmonds would score just 23 seconds later to add insurance to a Flyers victory.

Mason stood on his head for the Flyers as he stopped Turris on a penalty shot as well as robbing Ryan twice. Mason’s best save came against Clarke MacArthur, who found the puck and an open net. Mason was able to slide across the crease to stuff MacArthur’s attempt.