PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Quick starts are becoming a trend for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Keith Primeau scored his second goal of the game late in the second period to snap a tie and lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night.
After scoring twice in the first 31 seconds of Saturday's 6-2 triumph over the New York Islanders, Philadelphia grabbed another quick lead as Primeau netted his fourth goal of the season 23 seconds after the opening faceoff.
With the game tied, 1-1, Primeau received a pass at center ice and snuck between defensemen Chris Phillips and rookie Anton Volchenkov. The 6-5 center waited until goaltender Patrick Lalime dropped to the ice before lifting a wrist shot just under the crossbar.
Goalless in his first four contests, Primeau has five in his last three games.
The victory gave Philadelphia a bit of revenge after being eliminated by the Senators in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last season, scoring just twice in five games.
Roman Cechmanek was strong in goal, stopping 29 shots, including Petr Schastlivy's wrister from just below the left faceoff circle with less than four seconds remaining.
Jason Spezza, the second overall pick in the 2001 draft, provided Ottawa's offense with his first NHL goal.