Philadelphia (28-14-2) at Ottawa (33-14-1)

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  • Game info: 7:00 pm EST Thu Feb 6, 2003
  • TV: Comc, CHRO
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OTTAWA (TICKER) —The Ottawa Senators try to extend their home winning streak to five games when they return to the Corel Centre to face the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Senators have won their last four games at home since an overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on January 4. They are 18-4-1-1 at the Corel Centre for the best home record in the Eastern Conference.

Ottawa salvaged the finale of a four-game road trip with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Todd White scored a pair of power-play goals and recorded an assist as the Senators converted 3-of-7 opportunities with the man advantage and avoided a four-game losing streak.

Ottawa played without left wing Magnus Arvedson, All-Star right wing Marian Hossa and left Petr Schastlivy. Arvedson was not with the team for personal reasons, Hossa did not play due to the flu and Schlastlivy is sidelined with a groin injury.

The Senators are tied with New Jersey atop the Eastern Conference with 73 points.

The Flyers snapped a season-high four-game losing streak with a 2-1 road victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Mark Recchi had a power-play goal with 9:56 left and Jeremy Roenick scored for Philadelphia, which improved to 1-1-0 on a three-game road trip.

It was just the 26th power-play goal of the season for the Flyers. Philadelphia’s power-play unit is 26th in the league.

Philadelphia has won seven of its last nine games away from First Union Center.

The Flyers are 1-1-1 against the Senators this season and skated to a 2-2 tie here on December 23.

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