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OTTAWA - A pair of struggling clubs will fight for a much-needed win on Saturday afternoon, as the Ottawa Senators welcome the Phoenix Coyotes for a battle at Canadian Tire Centre. Reuben Foster Youth Jersey . The Coyotes enter Saturdays matinee on a three-game slide and also have dropped five of seven and nine of their last 13 tilts. Ottawa hasnt fared much better recently, losing two straight as part of a 6-10-2 stretch over its last 18 games. Phoenix has lost the first two tests on a four-game road trip, giving the Coyotes four defeats in their past five games as the guest. The club is only 8-7-4 as the road team this season and will complete the trek Monday in Buffalo. After dropping a 3-1 decision Tuesday in Montreal, the Coyotes were dealt a 2-1 shootout setback by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul both scored in the shootout to help the Leafs snap a two-game slide with the close win at Air Canada Centre. Martin Hanzal tied the game late in the third for Phoenix, while Mike Smith stopped 26-of-27 shots through regulation and overtime. "We wanted to play a hard road game. Our tempo got better as the game went on. We had multiple opportunities in the third period to tie and then take the lead. We got the one we needed," said Coyotes coach Dave Tippett. "Its a step in the right direction. Were a little banged up and looking for some guys to elevate their game." Coyotes captain Shane Doan has missed the last six games with an illness that Phoenix has categorized as Rocky Mountain fever. Doan is on medication to battle the bacterial disease and his status is considered week-to-week. Defenseman Zbynek Michalek will miss a second straight contest today for the Coyotes and is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. The Senators, meanwhile, could be without forward Mika Zibanejad on Saturday after he sustained an upper-body injury in Ottawas most recent loss, a 4-2 home defeat on Thursday against Florida. Zibanejad, who has eight goals and seven assists this season, is considered day-to-day and will be a game-time decision for this afternoons tilt. Ottawa lost its second straight game in regulation on Thursday despite going into the closing minutes of the third period tied with the Panthers. Tom Gilbert scored the go-ahead power-play goal for Florida with 2:32 remaining in the third and Tomas Kopecky added the insurance tally just 51 seconds later with a shorthanded goal. Chris Neil and Jason Spezza scored for the Senators, who have dropped four of six. Craig Anderson took the loss despite 31 stops. "Its my job to stop the puck," said Anderson. "Its one of those things where we were there, we were close (to winning). But close isnt good enough." The Senators, who began a three-game homestand on Thursday, fell to 7-10-3 as the host this season. Ottawa will close the residency when it welcomes Pittsburgh to town on Monday. Ottawa has gotten the better of the Coyotes in recent years, claiming seven of the past nine overall encounters in this series and winning six straight on home ice. Phoenixs last win in Canadas capital city came on Dec. 12, 1998. Ahkello Witherspoon Jersey . - Frankie (The Answer) Edgar dominated B. Reuben Foster 49ers Jersey . The result was a game-winning, power-play goal. Chiasson snapped a third-period tie and lifted the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory on Monday night.Something has to give in New Orleans on Sunday night and the struggling Saints are hoping its not their dwindling playoff hopes. Most observers considered New Orleans a legitimate Super Bowl contender at the beginning of this season but an all too familiar pattern has emerged -- the Saints simply cant win on the road. You can watch the game live on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5, beginning with Football Night in America at 7pm et/4pm pt. The good news is that the NFC South as a whole has been poor this season and despite a 2-4 record -- including an 0-4 mark away from the Bayou -- New Orleans is just one game behind division-leading Carolina in the loss column pending a Week 8 matchup with Aaron Rodgers and the 5-2 Green Bay Packers. The Saints are banking on a return to the Superdome to get them back on track. New Orleans is 2-0 at home this season and has won 10 straight overall as the hosts but the triumphs in 2014 were against less than stellar opposition -- Minnesota and Tampa Bay -- and the Saints needed overtime before disposing of the 1-5 Bucs back on Oct. 5 They are better than that, Rodgers said when discussing NOLAs record. They are 2-0 at home I believe. They are better at home. They have lost some close games. (They have a) very talented offense, a very talented defense and (are) very well coached. The Packers, meanwhile, have won four straight after a rocky start behind Rodgers, a legitimate MVP candidate who has 13 TD passes with no interceptions along with a a stunning 137.9 passer rating during Green Bays current winning streak. A-Rod also generally excels indoors, having started 23 games under a roof in his career with 56 TD passes versus only eight interceptions in those games. Rodgers extended another historic streak last week as the Packers continued their dominance in the month of October with a 38-17 shellacking of the Panthers. Rodgers completed 19-of-22 passes for 255 yards and three scores, joining Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with four straight games of three touchdown passes and no interceptions. Rodgers, who hasnt been intercepted since Week 1 in Seattle, also extended a personal-best streak to 192 pass attempts without a pick. Randall Cobb caught six passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, and Jordy Nelson made four catches for 80 yards and a score against Carolina. The Packers have now won 10 straight games in October and 16 of their last 17. I thought the quarterback play was outstanding and I thought, really, offensively, we did exactly what we wanted to do, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. Conversely the Saints are coming off their latest road implosion when Corey Fullers touchdown catch inside of two minutes to play capped a late Detroit comeback to give the Lions a 24-23 win over the New Orleans. Matthew Stafford struggled for much of the game, but led two fourth-quarter touchdown drives for Detroit and finished 27-of-40 for 299 yards with two scoring passes and two interceptions. Drew Brees went 28-for-45 for 342 yards with two touchdowns and a key interception late in the game for the Saints, while Marques Colston had six catches for 111 yards and Kenny Stills added five receptions for 103 yards and a score in the loss. We had opportunities down the stretch to win the game and we didnt do it, said New Orleans head coach Sean Payton. Brees played particularly poorly in the fourth quarter, completing just 2- of-13 passes. Obviously we had a little bit more pressure, some man-to-man (coverage), Payton said. A few of those throw always that were smart plays and yet we had a couple of opportunities in there maybe to fit in there a throw. Those percentages they include that last drive where all of a sudden youre hoping to make a few plays but for two thirds of the game we were operating with the rhythm and efficiency we wanted. Well geet better at that. C. J. Beathard Womens Jersey. The Packers have won two straight over the Saints and lead the all-time series by a 16-7 margin. WHAT TO WATCH FOR The Saints have actually been as explosive as ever offensively and are tops in the NFC with 437.0 yards per game, far ahead of Green Bay (325.4 YPG), a team which is also generally regarded as one of the best offensive units around. Brees in second in the conference with 1,916 passing yards but the issue has been ball security and New Orleans has a minus-eight turnover ratio, a stark contrast to the Packers NFL-best plus-10 mark. Its been a staple of how we play around the here the past couple of years, taking care of the football and being in the positive, Rodgers said. Mike (McCarthy) always talks about getting to double-digit turnover margin and we just there this week with plus-10. When you are taking care of the football like that than you give your football team a chance to win. Offensively we know that if we take care of it and we turn our defenses turnovers into points we are going to have a chance to win. For New Orleans, Brees has been pressing at times and trying to force the issue, a troubling turn for a veteran quarterback who should know better. I dont (think hes pressing), Payton said. Obviously people want to have the one interception back (against the Lions) but I felt like his decision- making and rhythm, I felt like his week of preparation and how he played all during the practice week was outstanding and hes going to be just fine. Hes the least of our worries. Rodgers, who is tops in the NFC in both TD passes (18) and passer rating (117.3), hasnt thrown a pick since Week 1 and is approaching 200 attempts without a pick. Hes particularly adept at extending plays and getting the ball down field to Nelson, who leads the conference with 712 receiving yards. Furthermore, Rodgers has been doing all of that without the benefit of a consistent running game as second-year back Eddie Lacy has been in a bit of a sophomore slump, save for one effort against Minnesota. The real story in this game, however, should be the defenses which are very identical statistically. Green Bay is allowing 362.7 ypg and the Saints have been 11 yards worse. Each team hasnt been able to develop a consistent pass rush, though, despite having big name players on the edge. Veteran Julius Peppers along with Nick Perry lead the Packers stop unit with three sacks apiece but veteran All-Pro rusher Clay Matthews has just 1 1/2. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan thought he could count on a dual threat in Junior Galette and Cameron Jordan but only Galette has produced at times with four sacks. I have a lot of respect for them and their defense, Rodgers said. Talented group, they play really well at home, they put up a lot of points. You have to be expecting Drew (Brees) and those guys to be scoring points so we need to score touchdowns in the red zone and score some points ourselves. OVERALL ANALYSIS Each defense will come in with a similar game plan, trying to get the QB off his spots and away from a comfort level. When they are clean and secure in the knowledge that the pass protection is going to hold up, both Brees and Rodgers can pick any defense apart, especially on a fast track indoors. It is a fast surface. They obviously play faster at home, Rodgers said when talking about the Superdome. It is a really, really loud environment. Obviously Drew has had a lot of success there, (and) put up a lot of points there. Their offense has very high scoring potential. Defensively, every time you have a crowd that can back you with some noise it makes it a lot more difficult for the offense. The difference in what figures to be a shootout should be desperation and that points toward the Saints. 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