Daniel Alfredsson lost his cool and the Ottawa Senators lost their second straight game Saturday afternoon. The Philadelphia Flyers held on to a 2-1 victory, but Alfredsson made it much easier on them. With the Senators pushing to tie the game late, the Senators captain cross-checked Flyers pest Zac Rinaldo in the face. That resulted in a five-minute major and game miscondut to Alfredsson, leaving the Senators shorthanded as the clock ticked down. When Erik Condra received a high sticking major, the Flyers received an extended 5-on-3 edge, eliminating any realistic hope of a Senators comeback. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers (11-11-1) and Marc Methot scored his first goal with the Senators (12-7-3). Once again, the Senators received outstanding goaltending. Ben Bishop stopped 39 shots. The Alfredsson stick work was just one of many nasty plays in a heated game between two clubs who clearly don’t like each other much. Not only did the Senators lose their second straight on the current road trip – the Boston Bruins defeated them 2-1 in overtime Thursday – but they were dealt yet another injury. Defenceman Mike Lundin suffered a concussion following a crushing hit by the Flyers’ Harry Zolnierczyk at the 9:13 mark of the first period.
Alfredsson ejected as Senators lose to Flyers
Ottawa Sun | Mar 3