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NHL: Ottawa 2, Philadelphia 0

March 23, 2010 at 11:38 PM

OTTAWA, March 23 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott stopped all 26 shots fired at him Tuesday, backstopping the Ottawa Senators to a 2-0 victory over Philadelphia.

Elliott, coming off a whitewash of Montreal Monday, notched his fifth shutout of the season and the sixth of his career while Chris Kelly and Daniel Alfredsson scored for the Senators.

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With the win, Ottawa moved four points ahead of Philadelphia and the Habs, who are tied for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Senators went up 2-0 in the opening seconds of the third period when Alfredsson connected on a Chris Phillips rebound. Elliott then had to come up big to weather a 7-minute Flyers power play.

Philadelphia, which dropped its third straight and six in eight games, got 24 saves from Brian Boucher.

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