Series (Game 1 of 1)

Dallas leads 1-0

Game 1: Wednesday, January 28th

Senators 3

(27-13-3, 64 pts)

Stars 5

(24-20-0, 57 pts)

8:30 PM ET, January 28, 2004

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

1 2 3 T
OTT 0 3 03
DAL 1 0 45

S. Zubov (Stars - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

M. Havlat (Senators - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

D. Oliver (Stars - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Ottawa (27-12-7-3) at Dallas (23-20-9-0) 8:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators hope to keep their offensive production rolling on Wednesday when they open a four-game road trip against the Dallas Stars.

The Senators have scored 18 goals in winning their last three contests, including a 9-1 pasting of the New York Rangers on Satursday.

Bryan Smolinski scored twice in the first period and defenseman Zdeno Chara also had two goals for the Senators, who set a season high for goals in a game.

Daniel Alfredsson contributed one goal and two assists and Wade Redden chipped in three assists for Ottawa, which improved to 14-2-4 since December 18. Alfredsson has four goals and seven assists during an eight-game points streak.

The Stars are 4-1-1 in their last six contests, including 2-0-1 in their last three.

On Monday, Dallas opened a three-game homestand with a 2-2 tie against Detroit as defenseman Teppo Numminen evened the contest by scoring off a faceoff with 6:02 remaining.

Stars right wing David Oliver scored for the third time in four games.

The teams are meeting for the only time this season.