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(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Flyers try to end their latest losing streak tonight when they invite the Ottawa Senators to the Wachovia Center.

Since their first winning streak of the season, the Flyers have fallen to San Jose and Pittsburgh.

On Monday, Philly returned home from a four-game trek and fell, 5-3, to the Penguins at the Wachovia Center. Ryan Whitney had a goal and two assists as the Pens continued their dominance over their intrastate rivals. Pittsburgh has defeated Philadelphia in the first four meetings this season, winning by a combined 20-7 margin.

Antero Niittymaki allowed five goals on 34 shots while Simon Gagne, Geoff Sanderson and Freddy Meyer tallied the goals for the Flyers.

The Flyers dropped to 0-12-1 this season when allowing the first goal of the game.

One bright spot for Philadelphia was its performance on the power play, as the team went 3-for-8. The team is slowly climbing up the power play leaderboard, as it is now 16-for-118 with the man-advantage in 21 games (26th in the NHL).

On the injury front for Philly, captain Peter Forsberg missed Tuesday's practice with back issues that resulted from a hit he took on Monday. According to the team trainer, Forsberg's surgically repaired right foot is rolling inside his skate, and that caused him to lose his balance before the aforementioned check. He is questionable for tonight.

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I realy thought Murry should have put Gerber in net against the Flyers cause he can get a boost of confidence and somehow turn his performance around.
 
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