Senators end 5-game losing streak in Philadelphia

Senators' Zack Smith (15) scores a goal past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov during the first period...

Senators' Zack Smith (15) scores a goal past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov during the first period of their game in Philadelphia on April 11, 2013. (Tim Shaffer/Reuters)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:07 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - The Senators powerless power play has come under much scrutiny of late, mostly as its ineffectiveness has pushed the team toward the outskirts of the playoff picture.

But Thursday night in Philly, the power play rose to a key occasion and helped stop Ottawa's longest losing streak of the season at five games.

With Claude Giroux serving four minutes for high-sticking Mika Zibanejad's face, the Senators remembered how to take advantage of a man-advantage.

Patrick Wiercioch sprung Colin Greening for a breakaway, and the big winger put a shot over Ilya Bryzgalov's left shoulder with 5:36 left in the third to lead the Senators to a 3-1 victory over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Daniel Alfredsson's empty netter with seven seconds left sealed the victory.


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