Senators snap Flyers' long unbeaten streak

Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003

OTTAWA Martin Havlat scored twice to help the Ottawa Senators end Philadelphia's 12-game unbeaten streak with a 4-1 victory over the NHL-leading Flyers on Monday night.

Philadelphia, 10-0-2 in November, remained a point ahead of Vancouver in the overall standings.

Havlat opened the scoring early in the second period, the first time the Senators have scored the first goal in a game since Nov. 3, and made it 2-0 late in the period with a power-play goal.

Flyers captain Keith Primeau scored a short-handed goal early in the third, but Anton Volchenkov restored Ottawa's two-goal lead midway through the period. Daniel Alfredsson added an empty-net goal for the Senators.

Penguins 4, Thrashers 3

PITTSBURGH Ramzi Abid scored on a two-on-one break with 3:43 remaining and Pittsburgh rallied twice to beat Atlanta before the Penguins' smallest home crowd in nearly eight years.

The turnout of 9,576 was the Penguins' worst since 7,170 braved a snowstorm Dec. 19, 1995, to watch them play Calgary.

Penguins rookie goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped a six-game losing streak that dated to Nov. 1, turning aside 24 of 27 shots and holding Atlanta scoreless for the final 33 minutes.

Brian Holzinger, Dick Tarnstrom and Ryan Malone also scored for Pittsburgh. Ilya Kovalchuk scored his NHL-leading 18th goal for Atlanta, and J.P. Vigier and Marc Savard also had goals for the Thrashers.

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