Series (Game 2 of 4)

Ottawa leads 3-1

Game 1: Sunday, November 23rd
Game 2: Saturday, December 20th
Game 3: Saturday, January 24th
Game 4: Monday, February 16th

Rangers 1

(12-13-2, 31 pts)

Senators 3

(15-10-3, 36 pts)

7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2003

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1 2 3 T
NYR 1 0 01
OTT 1 2 03

P. Lalime (Senators - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .960

Z. Chara (Senators - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

B. Holik (Rangers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

NY Rangers (12-12-5-2) at Ottawa (14-10-3-3) 7:00 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- The New York Rangers aim for consecutive victories over the Ottawa Senators for the first time in three seasons when they meet on Saturday at the Corel Centre.

The Rangers routed the Senators, 6-2, in New York on November 23 to snap a four-game losing streak in the series.

New York has not won back-to-back games over Ottawa since November 26, 2000 and March 10, 2001.

On Thursday, the Rangers beat the rival New York Islanders, 4-3, behind goals from Petr Nedved, Mark Messier, Matthew Barnaby and Tom Poti.

Eric Lindros recorded his 800th career point in his 659th game, becoming the eighth-fastest player in NHL history to do so.

The Senators improved to 2-1-0 on their five-game homestand with a 6-1 rout of Chicago on Thursday.

Marian Hossa recorded two goals and an assist, Martin Havlat had one goal and two assists and Ray Emery made 27 saves in his home debut and second start.