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Well, the Flyers should be ticked off for the Islanders game on Saturday night.

Alain Vigneault's team is having some trouble scoring and it resulted in a 2-1 letdown to the Senators on Friday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Flyers (10-6-3) have scored two goals over their past two games and six in their last four (1.50 per game). The regulation loss ended their seven-game point streak and the Flyers dropped to 1-6-2 when trailing after the second period.

The Senators (8-10-1), who have won four of their last five games, forced the Flyers to play their preferred style.

• Looking for an equalizer during the third period, Vigneault threw his lines in a blender but to no avail.

With 4:17 left in regulation, the Flyers still couldn't score when they went on a four-minute power play because of a double-minor penalty whistled on Ottawa.

It will be interesting to see how Vigneault constructs his lines for Saturday. And next up is the NHL's stingiest team defensively.

• The Flyers were even fortunate the Senators misfired on numerous point-blank shots. Ottawa eventually found the mark and outplayed the Flyers in a decisive second period to take a 2-1 advantage into the final stanza.

The Senators came in 4 for 62 (6.5 percent) on the power play but scored on the man advantage against the Flyers, who were not very sharp or disciplined.

 

• Jakub Voracek didn't open the second period on the first line as Michael Raffl took a shift with Claude Giroux and Joel Farabee.

Voracek didn't have an even-strength shift during the middle stanza until there was 6:48 left in the frame.

It was odd, especially after Voracek was bumped up to the first line prior to the game. He finished with 15:53 minutes, no shots and played 10:06 at even strength, just ahead of Raffl (9:57).

Kevin Hayes, stuck in a scoring slump, has gone nine straight games without a point and didn't have a shot, as well.

• Farabee was solid after enduring his first NHL setback Wednesday against the Capitals.

The 19-year-old had five shots in 17:46 minutes, played hard and was opportunistic offensively.

• Carter Hart suffered his first regulation loss in November. He entered 4-0-1 with a 1.72 goals-against average and .939 save percentage this month.

The 21-year-old wasn't great but wasn't bad, either. He made 17 saves on 19 shots. The second period was costly.

Senators goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots and improved to 4-0-1 lifetime against the Flyers.

• Defensemen Shayne Gostisbehere, Matt Niskanen and Ivan Provorov all played 22-plus minutes but failed to generate much offense.

• After a merry-go-round process early on, the Flyers have found some consistency with their fourth line.

Raffl, Andy Andreoff and Tyler Pitlick have played well and got the Flyers on the board in the first period. Pitlick scored his first goal with the Flyers, who probably wanted to ride the fourth unit more given the back-to-back circumstances.

Because of the third-period deficit, the Flyers were unable to and instead shortened their bench. Not ideal for the first game of a back-to-back set with travel.

• The Flyers are right back at it Saturday night when they host the Islanders for a big game at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

New York is on a 13-game point streak (12-0-1) and allowing the NHL's fewest goals per game at 2.29. Brian Elliott, who went 2-0-0 with 54 saves on 57 shots against the Islanders last season, is expected to start for the Flyers.

 

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