The Senators will be well represented on Sunday when they host the All-Star game, but they still have work to do on the road before the NHL's best arrive in Ottawa later this week.
With center Kyle Turris making his return to Arizona on Tuesday night after last month's trade to Ottawa, the Senators will try to avoid heading into the break on a three-game losing streak as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes.
Sixteen months after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that Ottawa would host its first All-Star game, the city and its fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to watch this weekend's mid-season showcase at Scotiabank Place.
Senators rookie center Colin Greening will participate in Saturday's skills competition, while defenseman Erik Karlsson - the leading vote-getter in fan balloting - Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and captain Daniel Alfredsson will take the ice Sunday.
They'll feel plenty of hometown support this weekend, but they'd feel much better about returning home...