Jones Solid, but Senators Down Flyers


After an emotional night at the Wells Fargo Center, the Leaflets just ran out of gas in the tank.

After going to a 1-1 tie in two periods, the Flyers were largely outplayed in the third period. A power play goal and an empty net proved to be the difference in a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Friday night.

The Flyers went 0-for-2 on the power play in the opening period. Ottawa managed to score the only goal of the period shortly after halfway.

Tim Stutzle got the puck and fired a perfect shot from the left circle, going just under the crossbar for his 14th goal of the season at 10:45.

In 20 minutes, the shots were 11-9 Ottawa.

The Flyers scored the only goal of the second period. At 6:10 a.m., a shot from justin brown was hijacked by Cam Atkinson for his 23rd goal of the season, tonight things at one.

Martin Jones made a few key saves in the second period, keeping the game tied. In two periods, the shots were 23-18 Ottawa.

The Senators carried the game in the third and kept the Flyers on their heels for most of the period. Approaching the halfway point of the third, Ottawa got a power play and took advantage.

Josh Norris fired home a one-timer from the right circle at 9:16 to make it 2-1 with his 25th goal of the season.

After killing a penalty with just over six minutes left in the third, the Flyers got the power play with 3:27 left and quickly pulled the goalie out after winning the faceoff. But it was Ottawa who scored the goal, while Alexandre Formenton fired from afar into the empty net to seal the result.

Anton Forsberg made 28 saves on 29 shots in the win, including several outstanding saves in the streak. Jones made 32 saves on 34 shots in the loss.

Formenton scored a goal and an assist. Connor Brown got a pair of assists.

The Flyers return home Sunday afternoon to face the New York Islanders at 2 p.m.

The score of the box

1 2 3 J
Leaflets 0 1 0 1
Senators 1 0 2 3

Scoring Summary

1st period

  • OTT Tim Stutzle (14) (Alex Formenton, Connor Brown) 10:45

2nd period

  • PHI Cam Atkinson (23) (Justin Braun, James van Riemsdyk) 6:10

3rd period

  • OTT Josh Norris (25) PP (Erik Brannstrom, C. Brown) 9:16
  • OTT Formenton (14) SH-EN (Nikita Zaitsev) 17:22

Game statistics

Leaflets Senators
Blows 29 35
Power Rooms 0/3 1/3
Shots 17 18
Face-off % 50.8% 49.2%
Gifts 9 6
Take away food 1 7
Blocked shots 16 27
Sadness Minutes ten ten

Kevin Durso is the Flyers Insider for 97.3 ESPN and the Flyers Editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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