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(Sports Network) - The Ottawa Senators will try to get back in the win column tonight, when they visit the Boston Bruins for the opener of a home-and-home series at TD Banknorth Garden.

The Senators had won five straight contests before dropping Thursday's test against the Vancouver Canucks. Roberto Luongo stopped 34 shots to lead the Canucks to the 2-1 road victory.

Ottawa outshot Vancouver 35-14, but the Senators were undone by two freak bounces that produced goals for Taylor Pyatt and Rory Fitzpatrick. The first score was a slapshot that deflected of Pyatt's skate and into the net, while Fitzpatrick's tally caromed off an Ottawa defenseman.

Daniel Alfredsson scored the lone goal for the Senators, while Ray Emery stopped 12-of-14 shots in the loss.

Alfredsson has scored a goal in six straight games, but had his streak of posting the game-winning goal halted at four contests. He was just the second player in NHL history to register GWG in four straight games, falling behind only Montreal's Newsy Lalonde, who had five game-winners in a row during February of 1921.

Ottawa may have center Jason Spezza back in the lineup tonight after he missed the last 13 games with a knee injury. Spezza has registered 44 points (14 goals, 25 assists) in 36 games this season.

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