Senators fall to Flyers in nail biter, 4-3

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 07: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators skates into the offensive zone ahead of Jakub Voracek #93 and Oskar Lindblom #23 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

The Senators lost on Saturday against the Flyers 4-3, by a late goal from Scott Laughton.

This is the sens sixth loss in seven games, and coincidentally the Flyers sixth win in seven contests.

Senators scoring was supplied by Anthony Duclair who scored two goals, for his 12th and 13th of the year respectably. Brady Tkachuk scored one for his 10th of the year. C. Brown, Chabot, Demelo and Pageau all notched assists.

Philadelphia’s goal scorers were Travis Konecny for his 11th of the year, Shayne Gostisbehere for his 4th, Ivan Provorov for his 7th and Scott Laughton, the game winner for his 4th. Assists were J. Van Riemsdyk with two and Frost, Giroux, Pitlick, Farabee, Laughton and Hayes.

The shots were 30-21 in favour of Ottawa. Both teams were 0/3 of the power play.

The Flyers are now 17-8-5 and are looking good for the postseason.

The Senators are quite another story they are 12-17-1 and are looking destined for a top pick in the draft in June.

In my opinion the Senators rebuild is doing just fine, as they have built up one of the best prospect pools in the league, in only 3 years.

I maybe the only one to say it, but the Senators will make the playoffs next year. Anders Nilsson and Marcus Hogberg will be a great tandem and they will have great defence. A big part of their offence will likely come from their first round pick this year.