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Mike Fisher scores shootout winner as Senators beat Flyers 4-3

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OTTAWA - Mike Fisher scored the shootout winner as the Ottawa Senators rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Saturday.

Fisher's goal came after the shootout went five shooters deep.

Nick Foligno, Chris Kelly and Jason Spezza scored for the Senators (34-34-10) while Alex Auld faced 34 shots.

Darroll Powe, Mike Richards and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers (42-26-10). Antero Niittymaki stopped 35 shots.

The Flyers have not won in Ottawa since November 24, 2007.

The Senators opened the scoring on the powerplay midway through the period as Foligno beat Niittymaki glove side after taking a perfect cross-crease pass from Spezza.

Ottawa made it 2-0 early in the period as Kelly took a pass just over centre ice and was able to catch Niittymaki moving post-to-post and beat him through the legs for his 11th of the season.

The Flyers managed to cut the lead in half as Powe, a native of the Ottawa area, scored on a penalty shot, the first of his NHL career. The 23-year-old managed to just slide the puck under Auld's pad.

Philadelphia tied the game midway through the period as Richards scored his 30th of the season on the powerplay.

The Flyers took the lead for the first time just 28 seconds into the third period as Gagne was able to score on his backhand from a sharp angle as he found room between the post and a sprawled out Auld.

With 19,557 on hand, Spezza made the most of his 400th NHL career game tying goal after Dany Heatley fed him a perfect pass allowing Spezza to beat Niittymaki low glove side from the right faceoff dot.

Notes: Ottawa and Philadelphia had a number of players out with injuries. Sens RW Shean Donovan was a healthy scratch, G Pascal Leclaire (ankle, out for the season), D Alexandre Picard (knee, out for season), C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery, out for season), D Jason Smith (knee, out for season). Philadelphia was without D Derian Hatcher (knee, injured reserve), LW Riley Cote (finger, day-to-day).

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