OTTAWA — Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and two assists and Erik Karlsson had two assists as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Thursday night.
The Flyers appeared to score midway through the third period but after a coach's challenge the goal was reversed due to goaltender interference.
Less than a minute later Tom Pyatt scored at 10:33 to give the Senators a 5-2 lead before Ivan Provorov and Sean Couturier cut that lead to 5-4 with goals at 15:18 and 18:14 respectively.
Dion Phaneuf, Mark Borowiecki and Mark Stone also scored for Ottawa (5-1-4). Craig Anderson made 36 saves.
Jakub Voracek and Travis Konecny had the other goals for Philadelphia (5-5-0), while Michal Neuvirth stopped 22 shots.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first period the Flyers clawed their way back scoring twice in a 53-second span late in the second period. Stone responded at 17:37 of the period giving the Senators the 4-2 lead they carried into the final period.
Voracek scored his first of the season at 14:30 when his shot from behind the net hit Phaneuf at the top of the crease and bounced in behind Anderson cutting the lead to 3-1.
Seconds later Konecny was sent in alone with a stretch pass from Radko Gudas and he beat Anderson to the stick side with a shot from the hash marks at 15:23.
That goal allowed Konecny to shed the goat horns as it was his pass that led to a short-handed goal from Pageau in the first period that gave the Senators a 3-0 lead.
Karlsson picked off the pass near his own blue line and carried the puck into the Flyers' end before setting up Pageau for his first goal of the season at 13:28.
Prior to that Borowiecki also scored his first of the season at 9:50 of the first when his attempted pass to Pyatt went off the stick of Flyers' defenceman Travis Sanheim and past Neuvirth.
Phaneuf had opened the scoring at 1:31 on the power play when his floater from the point eluded Neuvirth and into the top corning for a 1-0 Ottawa lead.
The Senators play at New Jersey on Friday night while the Flyers are in Toronto on Saturday.
Notes — Kyle Turris and Jack Rodewald were scratches for the Senators on Thursday while Nolan Patrick and Dale Weise were scratches for the Flyers… Filip Chlapik made his NHL debut Thursday and recorded his first NHL point when he assisted on the Senators' opening goal…Flyers defenceman Shane Gostisbehere led the league in power-play assists with seven entering play Wednesday.