Flyers Edge Senators, 2-1
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Keith Primeau scored twice to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia goaltender Roman Cechmanek stopped 29 shots, including several key saves in the final minutes, as the Flyers remained unbeaten at home (3-0-1).
Jason Spezza scored his first NHL goal for the Senators, who are winless in their last three games (0-2-1).
Primeau scored 23 seconds in, tipping in a pass from Simon Gagne. Primeau added the game-winner with 1:43 left in the second period after taking a pass at center ice from Kim Johnsson and outskating a defenseman to put the puck under the crossbar.
Spezza, the second overall pick in the 2001 draft, tied it with a power-play goal at 4:00 of the second period. Playing in only his third NHL game, Spezza took a pass high in the slot from Daniel Alfredsson and flipped the puck high over Cechmanek.
Alfredsson, who leads the Senators in scoring with nine points, has a point in all seven games.
Patrick Lalime made 26 saves for the Senators, including a spectacular stop on a breakaway by Mark Recchi late in the second period.
Notes: RW Jody Hull played in his 100th game for Ottawa. ... The Flyers failed to score a power-play goal for the first time this season. ... Philadelphia is unbeaten (5-0-2) when it scores first. ... It was the second multigoal game of the season for Primeau, who has five goals this season. ... Ottawa’s Marian Hossa and Martin Havlat had scoring streaks snapped at five and four games, respectively. ... It was Philadelphia’s second win at home over the Senators in its last nine tries (2-5-2).