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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Philadelphia were shut out 2-0 by the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday in the Flyers' first game without leading scorer Jeff Carter.
Carter will miss three-to-four weeks because of a fractured foot and the Flyers were unable to find the net without the 25-year-old, who has 33 goals and 27 assists this season.
Sens netminder Brian Elliott recorded his second shutout in as many nights to hand the Flyers their third consecutive loss.
Elliott finished with 26 saves while Chris Kelly and Daniel Alfredsson provided the goals.
Ottawa (39-30-5), fifth in the Eastern Conference, moved four points ahead of sixth-placed Philadelphia (37-31-5).
Reporting by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing Peter Rutherford