Series (Game 3 of 4)

New Jersey leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, November 8th
Game 2: Saturday, December 6th
Game 3: Tuesday, January 13th
Game 4: Tuesday, February 3rd

Senators 4

(23-11-3, 55 pts)

Devils 0

(21-11-1, 52 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 13, 2004

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey

1 2 3 T
OTT 1 2 14
NJ 0 0 00

M. Hossa (Senators - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

P. Lalime (Senators - G): Saves: 26, Save Pct.: 1.000

R. Bonk (Senators - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Ottawa (22-11-6-3) at New Jersey (21-10-9-1) 7:30 pm EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Devils try to record consecutive wins for the first time in more than three weeks when they host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

The Devils, who have not won back-to-back games since December 18 and 19, edged Toronto on the road on Saturday, 1-0, for their first victory in regulation in seven games.

Martin Brodeur made 25 saves for his league-best ninth shutout of the season and Brian Gionta scored a first-period goal for the Devils, who were without All-Star defenseman Scott Stevens (flu).

The Senators, who are 0-1-1 since a six-game winning streak, tied Carolina on the road on Sunday, 2-2, after the Hurricanes' Eric Cole evened the score with 3:29 remaining.

Marian Hossa scored twice for Ottawa, which is capping a four-game road trip.

The Devils beat the Senators on the road on November 8, 1-0, and December 6, 2-1. New Jersey ousted Ottawa in seven games in the Eastern Conference finals last season before winning the franchise's third Stanley Cup.