Final SO

Series (Game 7 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

(44-15-6, 94 pts)

Bruins 3

(26-30-11, 63 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 16, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

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

P. Bergeron (Bruins - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

D. Heatley (Senators - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

T. Thomas (Bruins - G): Saves: 31, Save Pct.: .939

Ottawa (44-15-5) at Boston (25-30-11) 7:00 pm EST

Ottawa (44-15-5) at Boston (25-30-11) 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- While the Ottawa Senators seem to be clicking on all cylinders, precisely the opposite is true of the Boston Bruins.

The Senators take the ice in search of their ninth win in 10 games Thursday when they skate with the reeling Bruins, who are looking to avoid their longest losing streak of the season.

Ottawa, which has a two-point lead on Buffalo for first place in the Northeast Division, is coming off Tuesday's 4-3 triumph over Tampa Bay.

Captain Daniel Alfredsson scored the game-winner with seven seconds remaining when Jason Spezza found him on the doorstep for an easy tap-in goal. Dany Heatley collected a goal and two assists and Spezza set up three tallies for the Senators, who continue to get much-needed production out of Ray Emery.

The rookie netminder made 23 saves to improve to 7-1 since filling in for Dominik Hasek, who injured his groin in last month's Olympics.

Things are not going quite as well for Boston, which dropped its sixth straight game Tuesday, losing a 5-4 shootout decision to Toronto. It ties the Bruins' longest skid of the season, matching the drought from November 8-20.

Marco Sturm scored twice and Marty Reasoner and Glen Murray also tallied in regulation for Boston, which trails Montreal by 10 points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The teams have split six meetings this season, with the Bruins posting a 5-0 triumph in the last encounter on January 30 as rookie Tim Thomas made 44 saves for his first career shutout.

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