Final OT

Series (Game 5 of 6)

Ottawa leads 3-2

Game 1: Monday, December 8th
Game 2: Saturday, December 13th
Game 3: Tuesday, December 30th
Game 4: Saturday, January 17th
Game 5: Thursday, February 12th
Game 6: Tuesday, March 23rd

Bruins 2

(28-14-5, 72 pts)

Senators 3

(30-15-4, 71 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 12, 2004

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1 2 3 OT T
BOS 0 1 1 02
OTT 0 2 0 13

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

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

F. Potvin (Bruins - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .889

Boston (28-14-11-4) at Ottawa (29-15-7-4) 7:30 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators try to move into a tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference when they host the Boston Bruins, who try to extend a season-high six-game winning streak on Thursday.

Ottawa is fifth in the East, two points in front of the New Jersey Devils and two in back of Boston.

The Senators halted a season-high three-game losing streak with Tuesday's 3-1 triumph over the St. Louis Blues. Marian Hossa, who was selected for the All-Star Game but missed Sunday's contest with a cut above the right eye, tallied twice for his ninth multi-goal game of the season.

Ottawa's captain, All-Star Daniel Alfredsson, also tallied and has six goals and five assists in his last eight games. Alfredsson and Hossa share the team lead with 25 goals.

Patrick Lalime made 22 saves and improved to 18-15-6.

The Bruins trail the Toronto Maple Leafs by one point for the lead in the Northeast Division. Joe Thornton had a goal and two assists to lead as the Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Boston went 3-for-5 on the power play and Brian Rolston scored a shorthanded goal. Rolston's 17 goals are six behind Glen Murray for the team lead. Murray has scored in six straight games, which is the longest streak by a Bruin since Cam Neely tallied in eight games in a row during the 1990-91 season. Murray sat out Tuesday with the flu, but could return against Ottawa.

Ottawa is 2-1-1 against Boston this season.