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Thursday, November 6th (All times eastern)

Edmonton Oilers (5-5-1-0) at Ottawa Senators (5-3-1-1), 7:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers try to extend their unbeaten streak to four games this evening when they continue their six-game road trip in Ottawa against the Senators at the Corel Centre.

On Tuesday, Edmonton picked up its first win away from home, as Tommy Salo made 26 saves and four different Oilers scored goals in a 4-2 victory over Montreal. Fernando Pisani notched a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who are 2-0-1 in their last three.

Edmonton, which is 1-3 on the road this season, built a 4-0 lead on goals by Raffi Torres, Pisani, Cory Cross and Peter Sarno. The Oilers had scored just one goal in their first three road games of the year.

Sarno, recalled from Toronto of the AHL on Monday, had played in Finland last season, scoring 17 goals and adding 23 assists in 45 games with Blues Espoo after three seasons with Hamilton of the AHL.

Ottawa, meanwhile, enters tonight's tilt on a sour note after falling 6-3 to the New York Islanders on Monday. Peter Schaefer, Zdeno Chara and Daniel Alfredsson registered goals for the Senators, who are winless in their last three games (0-2-1).

Patrick Lalime finished with 20 saves.

Center Radek Bonk failed to find the scoresheet Monday, marking the first such occurrence this season. Bonk recorded four goals and eight assists in the first nine games, marking a career-long points streak.

On the milestone watch, defenseman Chris Phillips is one point away from 100 for his NHL career.

Ottawa blanked Edmonton in both meetings between the two teams last season, but is just 2-10-3 against the Oilers in the last 15 matchups. Edmonton has also had success in Ottawa, where it is 5-1-1 in the last seven.

11/06 10:27:56 ET


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