After snapping out of their funk in impressive fashion, the Ottawa Senators are hoping a lengthy break and a visit to the Philadelphia Flyers won't slow down their momentum.
The Senators will try to boost their playoff hopes by earning a third straight win and ending a three-game losing streak at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon.
Ottawa (39-28-10) had the rare luxury of four days off late in the season, but there was some concern about staying sharp. While playing three games in four nights, the Senators managed to snap a three-game skid with an 8-4 win over Pittsburgh last Saturday then followed with a 6-4 victory in Winnipeg on Monday.
Ottawa had scored a combined two goals during its losing streak and nine during a 1-3-2 stretch.
"We've played some pretty good hockey, so we've got to continue that and make sure that we stay mentally focused this week and when the puck drops on Saturday we're ready to go," goaltender Craig Anderson said.
Coach Paul MacLean had his...