The goals

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 11:51 AM ET

FIRST PERIOD

1. SENS: Vermette shows some good grit, standing in at the post and jamming at a puck until it goes across the line. Sens 1, Flyers 0

2. SENS: After Neil beats Hatcher at the line, he pokes the puck to Varada whose low shot beats Esche to the glove side. Sens 2, Flyers 0

SECOND PERIOD

3. SENS: Eaves walks out off the end boards and rips a shot off the post. The rebound goes right to Heatley, who scores. Sens 3, Flyers 0

4. FLYERS: Phillips puts his foot out in the corner and the puck deflects in front where Gagne bunts it through Hasek's pads. Sens 3, Flyers 1

5. FLYERS: Richards' sharp-angle shot goes off Hasek's stick and right to Desjardins. He rips one that goes in off Brashear in front. Sens 3, Flyers 2

THIRD PERIOD

No scoring.

3 Stars

Vermette

Senators

Niittymaki

Flyers

Eaves

Senators

On Deck

Wednesday, March 1

at Pittsburgh

7:30 p.m.

Mellon Arena

TV

TSN, RDS

Radio

Team 1200, CJRC 1150,

Bob FM 93.9

Notes

The Senators had Fs Vaclav Varada and Brian McGrattan available for duty last night. Varada had a sore back and neck after getting hit from behind by Atlanta's Robert Petrovicky on Thursday night, but was good to go and scored the Senators' second goal. McGrattan said his sight had improved enough in his right eye to play, but he was scratched for last night's game ... The Flyers were without D Chris Therien (concussion), D Mike Rathje (groin), C Peter Forsberg (groin), D Kim Johnsson (flu), C Petr Nedved (groin), F Branko Radivojevic (ankle) and C Keith Primeau (concussion) ... On a night when the Senators honoured the Olympians on both teams, they saved a salute for Ottawa's Ab Renaud, a member of Canada's gold-medal winning hockey team in 1948.

Sun Rating: 3 out of 5

chris.stevenson@ott.sunpub.com


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