Ottawa outlasts Flyers

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Steve Martins and Radek Bonk scored in a 1:43 span of the third period as the Ottawa Senators beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4. It was the Flyers' third straight loss.

"This is where our depth comes in," said Senators coach Jacques Martin. "We have several injured players right now. Martins gets called up and scores a big goal tonight. This is the direction we have to keep going. To win a game like this is encouraging."

Jason York, Shawn McEachern, and Chris Murray also scored in the third straight win for the Senators. Former Flyer Vaclav Prospal had three assists for the Senators.

John LeClair scored twice for Philadelphia. The Flyers also got goals from Eric Lindros and Shjon Podein.

"I think we're more frustrated than anything," LeClair said. "I think frustration is a big part of what's going on right now. Frustration is what is leading to us playing inconsistent."

Philadelphia outshot Ottawa 29-20 in the game. Ottawa's goalie Damian Rhodes recorded his first victory over the Flyers in nine tries.

"We're not ready to panic just yet," Flyers coach Roger Neilson added. "Ottawa didn't really get that many opportunities to score, they made good on what they got. The winning goal was a guy uncovered in front of the net, a guy who should have been covered."

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