With a struggling Ottawa Senators team coming into town, the Buffalo Sabres will be looking to use their game on Tuesday as an opportunity to build on the progress they made during a recent three-game road trip. The trick, Phil Housley said, is knowing that the Senators will be looking to do the same.
"When you look at the situation they're in, they're going to try to use this game to springboard their season," Housley said. "We have to acknowledge that. We have to keep playing the way we've been playing the last three games. We should be the desperate team. We've got to be better at home here."
The game marks the finale of a seven-game road trip for the Senators, who have just one win in their last 12 games (1-2-9). Three of their last four losses have been shutouts, including a 5-0 loss in their most recent game in San Jose on Saturday.