Final SO

Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Saturday, November 19th
Game 2: Wednesday, February 1st
Game 3: Sunday, March 19th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 28th

Devils 3

(36-27-9, 81 pts)

Senators 2

(48-16-7, 103 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 28, 2006

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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

R. Emery (Senators - G): Saves: 33, Save Pct.: .943

M. Brodeur (Devils - G): Saves: 36, Save Pct.: .947

D. Heatley (Senators - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

New Jersey (35-27-9) at Ottawa (48-16-6) 7:30 pm EST

New Jersey (35-27-9) at Ottawa (48-16-6) 7:30 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) - Goaltender Martin Brodeur certainly picked the wrong time of the season to go into a rare slump.

Brodeur hopes to avoid his first five-game losing streak in four years Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils visit the Ottawa Senators in their final meeting of the regular season.

A two-time Vezina Trophy winner and a part of three Stanley Cup championships with New Jersey, Brodeur has not lost five straight games since January 7-15, 2002. He has surrendered 16 tallies during his skid and has his highest goals-against average (2.68) since 1991-1992.

Patrik Elias and Erik Rasmussen scored power-play goals and Scott Gomez added his 26th tally for New Jersey in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With 11 games remaining, the Devils are tied with Montreal for seventh place in the Eastern Conference, with a three-point edge over ninth-place Atlanta.

Headed to the playoffs for the ninth straight season, Ottawa has a two-point lead over Carolina for the top spot in the East. The Senators are just two victories shy of their second 50-win campaign.

Dany Heatley scored his 40th goal and Antoine Vermette added his 20th for Ottawa, which yielded four first-period tallies in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ottawa has won five straight home games, one shy of a season high, and looks to win the season series against New Jersey. Ray Emery made 22 saves for the Senators in a 4-0 victory over the Devils in their last encounter March 19.