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Senators hope to get offense rolling, end skid

NY Rangers (14-6-2) at Ottawa (6-9-4), 3:00 pm EST

OTTAWA (Ticker) -- It's not hard to figure out why the Ottawa

Senators are struggling.

The Senators will try to get their offense back on track and

snap a six-game winless streak when they take on the New York

Rangers on Saturday.

Ottawa has managed just seven goals over its recent slump

(0-4-2). The Senators will try to avoid their first seven-game

winless streak since November 21-December 4, 2007, against a

team that defeated them, 2-1, in a shootout on Monday.

Alexandre Picard had two assists Thursday, but Ottawa faltered

in the bonus format en route to a 3-2 setback to the Montreal

Canadiens. The Senators have tallied two goals or less in 13 of

their first 19 contests.

Ottawa's dynamic top-line of Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and

captain Daniel Alfredsson have combined for 21 goals. No other

player on the team has more than three goals.

The Rangers had their three-game winning streak snapped

Wednesday, falling to the Vancouver Canucks, 6-3. Chris Drury

had a goal and assist, but Henrik Lundqvist surrendered five

goals in less than 26 minutes before being replaced by Steve

Valiquette.

Lundqvist leads the NHL with 12 wins, posting a 2.15

goals-against average and .923 save percentage.

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