Final

Series (Game 5 of 8)

Series tied 4-4

Game 1: Saturday, October 15th
Bruins1Final
Senators5
Game 2: Thursday, November 10th
Senators5Final
Bruins2
Game 3: Saturday, November 26th
Bruins2Final
Senators4
Game 4: Thursday, December 1st
Senators0Final
Bruins3
Game 5: Thursday, January 5th
Senators2Final
Bruins4
Game 6: Monday, January 30th
Bruins5Final
Senators0
Game 7: Thursday, March 16th
Senators2Final
SO
Bruins3
Game 8: Tuesday, April 11th
Bruins3Final
OT
Senators4

Senators 2

(28-8-3, 59 pts)

Bruins 4

(15-19-6, 36 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
OTT 0 1 12
BOS 0 2 24

P. Bergeron (Bruins - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

M. Fisher (Senators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

G. Murray (Bruins - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Ottawa (28-7-3) at Boston (14-19-6) 7:00 pm EST

Ottawa (28-7-3) at Boston (14-19-6) 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Despite losing some key players, the Ottawa Senators have not missed a beat.

The Senators seek their sixth victory in seven contests when they meet the Boston Bruins on Thursday for the fifth time this season.

Ottawa leads the league in wins (28), points (59), goals (164) and fewest goals allowed (89). The first-place Senators have a five-point lead over Buffalo in the Northeast Division.

Chris Phillips, Patrick Eaves and Peter Schaefer scored and Dominik Hasek made 23 saves for Ottawa in Wednesday's 3-1 triumph over Washington.

Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson, who ranks among the league leaders in goals (25), is out of the lineup with a rib injury. Jason Spezza has sat out six of the last seven games with a pulled chest muscle.

Playing the second contest of a seven-game homestand, the Bruins have dropped their last four games, scoring just six times during that stretch. Boston looks to bounce back from Monday's 1-0 loss to Philadelphia.

After dropping the first three meetings against the Senators this season, the Bruins posted a 3-0 triumph in their most recent encounter on December 1. Rookie goaltender Hannu Toivonen recorded his first shutout and is expected to start Thursday.

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