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The Sens(7-10-1) are coming off a big win against the Sabres. The Sens came back in the third to beat them 4-2.

Emery had the beast performance an Ottawa netminder has had this season stoppng 27 shots. I think Murry will stick with Emery for a long period of time till Gerber regaines his confidence.

"We're not playing beautiful hockey ... we're just trying to find a way to win like we did today," captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "It's one game, but it's a very big game for us."

Tonight they will try to win two stright against the Devils. Ottawa should be confident heading into this matchup since it coasted to an 8-1 rout of the Devils at home on Oct. 21 behind two goals apiece from Antoine Vermette and Dean McAmmond.

The Senators were 15-3-0 with 85 goals scored after 18 games in 2005-06, but haven't been nearly as potent this season with 60 goals at the same point. One of the biggest culprits has been Alfredsson, who registered career highs of 43 goals and 103 points last season, but has been limited to four goals and 15 points thus far.

New Jersey is coming off a disapointing loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday, but most disappointing was the manner in which it lost.

Jaromir Jagr scored two goals 26 seconds apart early in the third period and Brendan Shanahan finished off the Rangers' improbable rally just over a minute later.

I will try to keep you updated on the game!
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Sens rally but cannot catch Devils

Associated Press
11/17/2006 10:45:24 PM


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With Scott Gomez out with an injury and Patrik Elias in a slump, the New Jersey Devils are getting their scoring from a line consisting of a rookie, a second-year pro and streaky veteran.

Jamie Langenbrunner scored twice and set up another, Zach Parise had a goal and two assists, including a spectacular between the legs setup, and rookie Travis Zajac had three assists to lead the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

"It's hard not to like the way they are playing," goaltender Martin Brodeur said after the Devils avenged an 8-1 loss to the Senators. "They are the ones providing our offence now."

Brodeur, who gave up six goals in 34 minutes in the loss in Ottawa, came within 14-plus minutes of recording his 84th career shutout before the Senators got third-period goals from Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson. Brodeur finished with 15 saves.

The line of Zajac centring for Parise and Langenbrunner was spectacular all night. Not only did they account for the Devils' goals, Senators goaltender Ray Emery had to come up with at least three other outstanding stops on a night he faced 23 shots.

"Each game we're getting more confidence with each other," Zajac said. "It's from talking on and off the ice and getting comfortable with each other. It's been good for us so far."

The win was the Devils' seventh in 10 games and their fourth straight at home, where they are 8-1-1. Ottawa, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference last season, is 2-7-1 in its last 10 games, 7-11-1 overall and last in the Northeast Division.

"It's disappointing to lose the way we have," Emery said after the Senators fell to 1-9 in one-goal games. "It's that much more incentive to turn it around, having people count you out. It burns you to have people count you as the underdog."

Parise made a great touch pass to set up Langenbrunner's first goal just 2:29 after the opening faceoff. With his back to Emery, Parise tipped a Zajac pass between his legs to a wide-open Langenbrunner for his sixth goal.

"I saw him coming down to the net a little bit," Parise said with a smile. "It was lucky that was for sure. It ended up working out perfect."

Langenbrunner said it wasn't luck.

"It was unbelievable," Langenbrunner said. "He's shown what a good player he can be here the last year."

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