Series (Game 3 of 4)

Ottawa leads 2-1

Game 1: Monday, December 1st
Game 2: Thursday, February 26th
Game 3: Friday, March 5th
Game 4: Friday, April 2nd

Senators 3

(35-18-5, 84 pts)

Flyers 5

(35-16-6, 88 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2004

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
OTT 1 1 13
PHI 3 1 15

K. Johnsson (Flyers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

M. Handzus (Flyers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

D. Markov (Flyers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Ottawa (35-17-9-5) at Philadelphia (34-16-12-6) 7:00 pm EST

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators try to remain unbeaten against the Philadelphia Flyers this season and pick up valuable points in the Eastern Conference playoff race when they meet on Friday at the Wachovia Center.

The Senators are 1-0-1 against the Flyers this season, posting a 4-1 win at the Corel Centre on December 1 and tying there on February 26, 1-1.

Ottawa, which has 84 points, is tied with Boston for fourth place in the tightly clustered Eastern Conference standings. Philadelphia, which has 86, is tied with Tampa Bay and Toronto.

The Senators are 1-2-1 in their last four contests and are coming off a 4-3 setback at Buffalo on Wednesday.

Daniel Alfredsson scored twice and Marian Hossa once for Ottawa, which blew a 3-2 lead.

The Flyers snapped a three-game winless streak (0-1-1-1) with a 5-2 triumph over Nashville on Wednesday. Kim Johnsson had two goals and one assist and Tony Amonte and Alexei Zhamnov had one goal and two assists apiece.