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Redden scores in overtime as Senators dump Flyers

Nov 23, 2006 - 2:57 AM
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- With a shootout looming, Wade Redden made the most of his opportunity in overtime.

Redden scored late in the extra session and Daniel Alfredsson added his seventh goal in the second period as the Ottawa Senators posted a 3-2 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers.

Overcoming a two-goal deficit, the Senators won for the fourth time in five games in their first meeting of the season with the Flyers.

"Tonight, we ended up finding a way to win the game," Senators coach Brian Murray said. "A one-goal win in overtime, it's something that we've making happen more often and that's a real plus for this team."

"It's feels great, especially coming on the first of a four-game road trip," Redden said. "We've had a few good games that we've been building on. It's great to get the win. The points are important when you are battling to get back up in the standings. We've just got to keep winning."

With 20 seconds remaining in overtime, Mike Fisher made a cross-ice feed to Redden, who fired a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past goaltender Antero Niittymaki for just his second goal of the season.

"I got up on the rush," Redden said. "I yelled at Fisher for the puck and he got it to me. I just tried to get the puck to the net. There was traffic in front of the net, but the puck found its way in."

After Philadelphia jumped to a 2-0 lead, Fisher halved the deficit with his third tally, a wrist shot from the left circle that found the top right corner of the net.

"Their guy just kind of stood in front of me," Niittymaki said. "I don't know if he hit me or it bounced off of him. I never saw the puck."

Alfredsson tied it for the Senators with 34 seconds remaining in the second period with a wrister in the slot that beat Niittymaki to the glove side.

"We had good pressure on the shift," Alfredsson said. "We were able to get a good forecheck in the zone. (Peter) Schaefer did a great job on getting to the puck along the boards and finding me in the slot. I was able to put it in."

Senators netminder Ray Emery made 24 saves and raised his record to 7-3-0.

Petr Nedved scored his first goal of the season, Mike Knuble added his sixth and Niittymaki stopped 32 shots for Philadelphia, which has lost three in a row.

"We played well enough to win the game," Nedved said. "We were up 2-0 and in total control of the game and then we let them sneak back into the game."

"It's disappointing to give up the lead but I think we played a good hockey game," Flyes coach John Stevens said. "We give up a two-goal lead when we didn't have any power plays. It's very unfortunate to give up that goal late in the period to tie it but we still gave ourselves a chance to win the hockey game."

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