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Flyers vs. Senators: Claude Giroux wins in return; Wade Allison is out injured

Flyers vs. Senators: Claude Giroux wins in return; Wade Allison is out injured

Claude Giroux returned to the Wells Fargo Center and helped the Senators hand the Flyers a 4-1 loss Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.

Giroux received a video tribute and a long standing ovation before the match He then assisted on two of Ottawa’s goals as the Flyers suffered their second straight loss.

After playing parts of 15 seasons and 1,000 games in PhiladelphiaGiroux returned to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time as a visitor.

The Flyers (7-5-2) couldn’t spoil their friend’s homecoming. They finished with 38 shots but the penalties burned them.

Kevin Hayes opened the scoring at minute 6:05 of the action. But that was all for the Flyers, who went 0 for 3 on the power play.

The Flyers beat the Senators (5-8-1) last Saturday with a 2-1 decision on the road.

Ottawa sealed this Saturday’s game with an empty net.

• Wade Allison was forced out of the game with 4:40 left in the second period after bumping Jacob Bernard-Docker.

The 25-year-old winger went down on the ice writhing in pain. I needed help leaving the ice and going up the tunnel for the assessment.

Allison did not return to the game. He has he battled injuries in his professional career and suffered a torn ACL his sophomore year at Western Michigan.

If Allison wants to waste time, it looks like Kieffer Bellows would be the next man up. The 24-year-old winger was claimed off waivers on Oct. 27 and has been a healthy scratch the last four games.


Flyers vs. Senators: Claude Giroux wins in return;  Wade Allison is out injured

Wade Allison of the Flyers leaves the game against the Senators with an injury

• John Tortorella’s pre-game press conference lasted one minute. He did not speak to reporters in Columbus, Ohio, afterward his team’s 5-2 loss to the Blues on Thursday.

“It’s not your problem,” the head coach said Saturday morning when asked why he didn’t address the media. “Ask me about the game.”

What did you want to see different from your team on Saturday? Fewer rotations?

“Just that,” Tortorella said. “Nothing for free.”

The Flyers weren’t as sloppy as they were in Thursday’s game, but special teams hurt them.

• Carter Hart was fine in net, but suffered his second straight loss in regulation. He is 6-2-2 on the season and entered Saturday with a 2.09 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage.

Thomas Chabot beat him 1-on-1 to tie the game in the first period. Alex DeBrincat scored Ottawa’s other two goals on the power play.

Senators goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 37 of the Flyers’ 38 shots.

• Travis Konecny ​​​​and Tony DeAngelo dropped the gloves during a difficult first period. The game was very physical. The Flyers finished with just under 60 hits.

• The Flyers are back at it Sunday when they host the Stars (1 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

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