PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Mike Knuble scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period Thursday and the Philadelphia Flyers went on to down Ottawa 3-1.
Ottawa has lost three in a row and has won just 11 times in 27 outings since the start of 2008. Nevertheless, the Senators remain a point in front of the Northeast Division.
Jason Spezza scored Ottawa's only goal. While he was celebrating his second-period tally he was shoved by Biron, and a pushing match ensued among several players -- resulting in a game misconduct for Spezza for jamming the end of his stick into the stomach of a member of the Flyers.
Knuble gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead 41 seconds into the third when a shot by Jason Smith deflected off his skate.