Van Riemsdyk Scores Twice as Flyers down Senators 5-Four in Shootout

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OTTAWA — Sean Couturier scored the shootout winner because the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Ottawa Senators 5-Four Saturday night time.

The sport was compelled to a shootout after an entertaining time beyond regulation solved nothing, however offered loads of highlights as each goalies have been glorious.

James van Riemsdyk led the Flyers (20-11-5) with two objectives, whereas Kevin Hayes and Jakub Voracek additionally scored. Brian Elliott made 30 saves.

Tyler Ennis, with two objectives, Mark Borowiecki and Anthony Duclair scored for the Senators (15-18-Four). Marcus Hogberg, who stopped 34 pictures, made his third straight begin as Anders Nilsson missed his second recreation with a concussion and Craig Anderson was not but able to return from a knee harm, however he did function the backup.

Tied Three-Three to begin the third, the Flyers went forward as van Riemsdyk scored his second of the night time beating Hogberg by way of the legs.

James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers, September 17, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Halfway by way of the interval, Ennis scored his second of the night time as he buried a Duclair rebound to knot issues up Four-Four.

The Flyers had an amazing alternative to seal the win late within the interval after the Senators took their second bench minor of the night time for too many males, however they have been unable to capitalize.

Philadelphia had seized to an early 2-Zero lead within the second when van Riemsdyk’s cross ice move deflected off Cody Goloubef’s skate and in.

The Senators then went on to attain twice in a span of 24 seconds to tie the sport.

Ennis scored Ottawa’s first objective as he was in a position to decide up a unfastened puck by the crease and push it in. Borowiecki then tied it with a shot from the purpose for his fourth of the season, setting a brand new career-high.

At 18:21 of the second interval, Ottawa took its first lead of the night time as Duclair scored an influence play objective. He now has 11 objectives and 4 assists in his previous 11 video games.

Anthony Duclair, Ottawa Senators (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

The lead was brief lived because the Flyers tied the sport again up lower than a minute later when Voracek was in a position to beat a sprawled Hogberg.

Philadelphia grabbed an early 1-Zero lead within the first interval as Hayes was in a position to sneak the puck previous Hogberg’s proper pad.


The Senators have been with out three of their veteran defencemen as Ron Hainsey, Dylan DeMelo and Nikita Zaitsev are all injured… Philadelphia ahead Joel Farabee served the final of his three-game suspension for his hit on Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Dec. 21, 2019.

Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press

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