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Flyers' Claude Giroux, left, celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the Senators with Jakub Voracek, Shayne Gostisbehere and Travis Konecny.

December 02, 2016

Giroux scores twice, including OT winner, as Flyers beat Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario — Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the game 40 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

Michael Del Zotto also scored, and Steve Mason made 19 saves. The Flyers have won three in a row to improve to 12-10-3.

Mike Hoffman and Ryan Dzingel scored Ottawa, and Mike Condon made 29 saves. The Senators dropped to 14-8-2.

Ottawa took a 2-0 lead just 1:57 into the second when Dzingel knocked down the puck in front and put a stick on it to lift it pass Mason for his sixth of the season.

The Flyers rallied to tie it with two goals in minute. Giroux scored with 3:10 left, firing a shot off that caught the inside of Condon's blocker and went in. 

Del Zotto tied it when he tipped in Mark Streit's shot. The Senators opened the scoring in the first on Hoffman's power-play goal. He has five goals in six games.


•  The Grey Cup champion Ottawa Redblacks were on hand for a ceremonial faceoff. Quarterback Henry Burris and receiver Brad Sinopoli dropped the puck from the Grey Cup.

•  Ottawa was down to five defenseman for the third period after Fredrik Claesson suffered a lower-body injury. 

•  Philadelphia D Brandon Manning missed his third straight with an upper-body injury. LW Scott Laughton and D Nick Schultz were healthy scratches.


Flyers: Host Chicago on Saturday.

Senators: Host Florida on Saturday night.