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Tuesday, March 4th (All times Eastern)

Ottawa Senators (27-23-11) at Edmonton Oilers (20-34-8), 9:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Ottawa Senators began a four-game tour of Western Canada with a win in the Heritage Classic and Paul MacLean's club hopes to pick up another victory when it visits the Edmonton Oilers in Tuesday's battle at Rexall Place.

Although Sunday's game at Vancouver BC Place was technically the NHL's final outdoor contest of the season it had the feel of an indoor game because the roof at the home of the CFL's BC Lions needed to be closed due to precipitation outside.

The Senators found themselves down 2-0 early in Sunday's test against the Canucks, but rallied for a 4-2 win on the strength of four unanswered goals.

Clarke MacArthur had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who snapped a two- game skid to win for the third time in five games. Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci and Colin Greening also lit the lamp for Ottawa, while Craig Anderson stopped 29-of-31 shots in the victory.

Sunday's victory was nice, but the Sens know they need to continue picking up victories if they want to make the playoffs. Ottawa enters Tuesday three points out of a postseason berth in the Eastern Conference.

"We have to keep winning," MacLean said. "If you want to get in, you have to win. We have to get ready for the next game. We have to turn around (Monday) and go to Edmonton and get ready to play another difficult opponent. We go day-by-day, game-by-game. We still think we're going to like where we are after 82 games."

Ottawa has a 14-11-6 record on the road this season. After Tuesday's game, the Sens will visit Calgary tomorrow before capping the swing Saturday in Winnipeg.

The Oilers have lost two straight since the end of the Olympic break, bringing the club's losing streak to three games overall. Edmonton is currently sitting in last place in the Western Conference and appears headed to its eighth straight year out of the playoffs.

Edmonton dropped a 2-1 overtime decision against visiting Calgary on Saturday. Sean Monahan scored Calgary's only goal in regulation and then potted the game-winner 1:50 into the extra session.

David Perron potted the lone Edmonton marker, while Ilya Bryzgalov gave up both goals on 30 shots for the Oilers.

"We've still got to find more offense," Edmonton head coach Dallas Eakins said. "We'll go straight back to that in practice. Our top guys have to generate more."

The Oilers expect to go with Ben Scrivens in net on Tuesday. The 27-year- old was set to become a free agent this summer, but he signed a two-year contract extension with Edmonton on Monday.

Scrivens has gone 3-4-0 with a 2.15 goals against average and a .940 save percentage for the Oilers, who acquired him on Jan. 15 from Los Angeles. For his career, he has compiled a 21-23-6 record with a 2.49 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 58 games.

Scrivens is 1-2-0 with a 2.01 GAA against the Senators in his career.

The Oilers posted a 3-1 win in Ottawa on Oct. 19 and can sweep the season series with another victory tonight. Edmonton has won two straight in this series, but Ottawa has taken 11 of the prior 13 encounters.

The Senators have won five straight and six of the last seven meetings in Edmonton. Ottawa's last loss at Rexall Place was on March 14, 2004.

Edmonton is 0-1-1 so far on a five-game homestand and the club is just 10-15-3 at Rexall Place this season.

03/04 10:55:33 ET

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