NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, November 4th (All times eastern)
Ottawa Senators (11-1-0) at Boston Bruins (7-5-0), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The powerful Ottawa Senators will try to keep rolling this evening, when they go for a home-and-home sweep of the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden.
The Senators have won six straight contests and are 11-1-0 on the season. Tonight, Ottawa can notch its first seven-game winning streak since October 25-November 13, 2001.
Ottawa's latest victory came Saturday evening at home in the opener of this home-and-home set. Mike Fisher scored a pair of goals -- including the deciding marker late in the third -- to guide the Sens past the Bruins, 3-2, at Scotiabank Place.
Joseph Corvo donated three assists and Dany Heatley had the other goal and added a helper for the Senators. Martin Gerber turned away 17 shots in a winning effort.
Ottawa improved to 4-0 this year in games decided by one goal.
The Senators are tops in the Eastern Conference with 22 points on the season and only Detroit has more points in the NHL with 23.
Ottawa has played just four of its 12 games this season on the road, but is undefeated in those games, nonetheless. The four straight road victories to begin the season is the franchise's best-ever start to a season as the visiting club.
As for Boston, the team began the season with a 5-2-0 mark, but has dropped three of its last five contests.
Chuck Kobasew netted two goals to pace the Bruins in Saturday's game against the Sens and Tim Thomas made 43 saves in the loss.
Thomas has been excellent for Boston this season, going 5-3-0 with a lofty .946 save percentage and stingy 1.75 goals against average.
Including Saturday's win, the Senators have taken five of the last six meetings with the Bruins.
Ottawa has walked away with a victory in its last two trips to Boston, but the Sens have still dropped six of their last nine tests in Beantown.
11/04 11:22:24 ET