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OTTAWA, Ontario – Bobby Ryan scored the shootout winner and Andrew Hammond stopped 27 shots to improve to 10-0-1 to start his NHL career, lifting the Ottawa Senators past the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Sunday night.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored the lone goal in regulation for the Senators, who have won their last three games as they make a playoff push.
Hammond, making his third straight start, has allowed just 16 goals in his first 11 games.
Jakub Voracek scored for the Flyers, and Ray Emery made 27 saves in his first appearance since Feb. 19.
With the game tied at 1, Ottawa nearly won it but Milan Michalek rang a shot off the post with just seconds remaining in regulation. Curtis Lazar and Kyle Turris also missed fantastic opportunities, but the Flyers were just as unlucky as Matt Read was stopped midway through the period and Vorachek missed on a great back-door opportunity.
Ottawa opened the scoring at the five-minute mark of the second as Pageau picked up the rebound of Mark Borowiecki's shot in midair and beat Emery.
The Flyers then created some good pressure and were rewarded as Voracek beat Hammond to his glove side midway through the period.
Notes: Senators D Eric Gryba and C Colin Greening were healthy scratches. LW Clarke MacArthur and Robin Lehner remain sidelined with concussions. The Senators were also without D Chris Phillips (wear and tear), RW Chris Neil (fractured thumb) and Zack Smith (fractured wrist). ... The Flyers were without C R. J. Umberger (abdominal, day-to-day) and D Michael Del Zotto (upper-body, day-to-day). D Brandon Manning and C Nick Cousins were healthy scratches.