Recent struggles have hampered the Ottawa Senators' quest for their first Northeast Division title in six years.
A visit from the slumping New Jersey Devils may help them get back on the winning track.
The Senators try to beat the Devils at home for a fifth consecutive time Tuesday night.
Ottawa (37-26-10) is three points behind Boston for the Northeast lead with nine games remaining - one fewer than the Bruins.
The Senators haven't helped their cause while dropping five of eight (3-3-2) including Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Toronto, a team all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
While winning a division title for the first time since 2005-06 could bring the second seed in the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is also trying to avoid entirely missing a second consecutive postseason.
The Senators are currently seventh in the East, three points behind sixth-place New Jersey (41-27-5) but also only six in front of Buffalo in ninth.
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