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Condra scores twice as Senators down Flyers

Feb 27, 2011 - 5:31 AM
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Erik Condra scored his first two NHL goals, including what proved to be the game-winner, as Ottawa came back to stun Philadelphia, 4-1, at ScotiaBank Place.

Nick Foligno and Chris Phillips also potted goals for the Senators, who bounced back from a 4-2 loss in Buffalo on Friday to win for a third time in their last four games.

Craig Anderson was huge in net, turning away 30 shots, including 14 in the first period, to earn the win.

"It was a real solid effort," Ottawa head coach Cory Clouston. "Craig was there for us when we had a real tough first period. We looked a little bit, I don't want to say in awe, but tentative. We were waiting to see what kind of game they would bring instead of dictating. We addressed that after the first period and made it much more difficult for them in the last two periods."

Scott Hartnell deposited the only goal for the Flyers, who have lost six straight visits since their last win in Ottawa on November 24, 2007.

Brian Boucher stopped 25 shots in defeat.

After pelting Anderson with numerous good scoring chances that were turned away, the Flyers broke through with 19.9 seconds to go in the first period.

Claude Giroux skated the puck out of his own zone and banked a pass off the left boards for Hartnell, who picked up the puck in stride and whistled a slap shot into the far, top corner from the bottom of the circle.

Philadelphia could not cash in on four power play opportunities but the Sens took advantage of their first to get the game tied in the second period.

"We stopped playing and they got some goals. I have to say it felt like two different games, for sure," Boucher said.

Foligno picked up the puck, skated into and then out of the right corner and roofed a shot past Boucher from below the circle at 12:18.

Ottawa gained the lead four minutes later when Randy Shannon skated behind the net and dished back to Condra, who one-timed a shot from the lower right circle past Boucher.

Phillips extended the hosts lead to 3-1 with 8:45 left in the game on a seemingly harmless shot from the left point that beat Boucher low to the short side. It ended a 72-game goal drought for the veteran defenseman who has been mentioned frequently in rumors as the Monday trade deadline approaches.

Condra then tipped in an Erik Karlsson power play shot from the right point with less than two minutes left to sew up the victory.

Game Notes

Philadelphia defenseman Chris Pronger did not play after taking a shot off his right hand late in Thursday's win over the New York Islanders. Erik Gustafsson replaced him in the lineup and played in his first NHL game...The Flyers claimed defenseman Nick Boynton off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks earlier in the day on Saturday but he was unable to join the team due to travel complications...The Flyers had won the first two meetings this season by a combined score of 11-3...Philadelphia is 1-13-2 when trailing after two periods...Condra played in his sixth NHL game...Phillips' previous goal came on March 18 of last season at Atlanta...Shannon finished with a pair of helpers for the Sens, who have beaten the Flyers in nine of the 10 nine meetings on home ice.