Originally created 12/24/06

NHL notes



PHILADELPHIA - Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with 8:25 left, and the Senators defeated Philadelphia 6-3 to extend the Flyers' franchise-record losing streak to nine games.

Joseph Corvo, Chris Phillips, Denis Hamel, and Peter Schaefer also scored for the Senators, who had dropped two in a row and six of their previous eight games.

The Senators were without leading scorer Jason Spezza, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury.

Ben Eager, Jeff Carter and Kyle Calder scored for the Flyers, who set a franchise record by losing their sixth consecutive home game.

Alfredsson broke a 3-3 tie when he knocked a rebound of a Dany Heatley shot over the stick of Philadelphia goaltender Antero Niittymaki. Heatley had stolen the puck from Philadelphia defenseman Derian Hatcher.

DEVILS: New Jersey captain Patrik Elias was a late scratch against the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night after taking a shot off his foot the previous day at Washington. Elias participated in warmups before telling Devils coach Claude Julien that his foot was too stiff.