In their search for inspiration to take into what will be a long summer, the Ottawa Senators found some on Tuesday night in a 5-2 win over the struggling, but still playoff-bound, Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers just can't seem to win in Ottawa.

Counting Tuesday's loss, the Flyers have lost 10 of their last 11 games in Ottawa, including seven straight. They haven't won a game in the nation's capital since 2007.

Twice they took leads on Tuesday, but twice they lost them as the Senators scored three power-play goals, the most they've scored in a game this season. The loss was Philly's fourth straight.

The victory was sweet music to the Scotiabank Place crowd of 18,397 fans.

The players found lots to savour in it, too.

"I think this is going to be one of the games that guys think about over the summer," said Ryan Shannon, who scored a goal and an assist. "It's a good feeling. They're going to be a good playoff team and showing that we could hang with a team like that, it's a good feeling."

Senators centre Jason Spezza had the biggest night: a goal — his 20th of the season — and three assists, for his third four-point night of the season.

Bobby Butler, Nick Foligno and Milan Michalek also score for Ottawa

Mike Richards scored two goals for the Flyers, one on a power play.

Craig Anderson faced 29 shots for the Senators, while Sergei Bobrovsky faced 36 for the Flyers.