OTTAWA – Chris Phillips scored his first two goals of the season in his 1,000th NHL game, Jason Spezza also scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Phillips scored his first goal in 75 games 7:50 into the second. He lay on his back on the ice after adding a power-play goal 13:35 into the third to put Ottawa up by two. It was his fourth two-goal game — his first since Nov. 19, 2009, in a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh. That was his 800th career game.
The veteran defenseman has spent his entire career with the Senators, who drafted him first overall in 1996. His No. 4 jersey was painted on the ice behind both goals and he was given standing ovations during a video tribute in the first period and after both goals.