Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Andrew Hammond made 27 saves and stopped all
three shootout attempts to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 win over the
Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Bobby Ryan beat Ray Emery to begin the third round of the shootout, and
Hammond secured the extra point by stopping Claude Giroux.
The rookie goaltender has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his first 11
career NHL starts, going 10-0-1 and helping the Senators get within five
points of a playoff spot.
Ottawa, 13-2-2 in its last 17 games, nearly scored at the end of regulation as
Milan Michalek rang a shot off the post.
Emery also finished with 27 saves for a Flyers team that has dropped six
straight on the road (0-3-3). They have lost five of six overall.
“I thought that Ray made some good saves for us when he had to, and I thought
that we played pretty smart,” said Philadelphia coach Craig Berube.
The teams traded goals in the second period.
Emery made a save on Mark Borowiecki’s shot from the top of the right circle,
but Jean-Gabriel Pageau batted the rebound out of the air past the
Philadelphia goaltender at 5:19.
Jakub Voracek beat Hammond over the glove with a slap shot from above the left
circle at 12:12.
The Flyers began a four-game Canadian road trip … Both teams were 0-for-3 on
the power play.