(SportsNetwork. .com) - The Ottawa Senators will try to record consecutive wins for the first time in over a month when they visit the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday for the opener of a home-and-home series. The Senators halted a two-game slide with Mondays shootout decision against visiting Philadelphia. It was only the fourth win in the last 12 games for Ottawa, which hasnt won two in a row since a season-best three-game winning streak from Nov. 5-9. Jason Spezza scored in the third round of the shootout to lift Ottawa to a 5-4 triumph over the Flyers. Spezza was the final shooter for Ottawa and he slowed down in front of the net before deking to the forehand and stuffing the puck in. Sean Couturier then rung his wrister off the right post to end the game. "We talked about getting more consistent in our play," said Spezza. "We all knew that if we can be on the same page, well have better results and its starting to show." Clarke MacArthur scored twice and Kyle Turris and Patrick Wiercioch each posted a goal for the Senators, who came into the game having lost four of five. Craig Anderson gave up four goals on 29 shots, but stopped all three attempts in the shootout to earn the win. With the Senators playing on back-to-back nights, Robin Lehner could get the start in net for Ottawa on Tuesday. The Senators, who will host the Sabres on Thursday, are 7-6-2 as the road team this season. Ottawa has held the upper hand against the Sabres in recent seasons, winning seven of the last nine games in this series. However, all but two of the Sens seven victories during that stretch have come by a single goal. The Sens and Sabres met for the first of four meetings this season back on Oct. 4 in Buffalo and Ottawa recorded a 1-0 win. Erik Karlsson scored with 1:35 left in the third period for the Senators and Anderson stopped all 35 shots for the shutout, his second career white-washing against the Sabres. Ottawa has claimed four of the last five meetings against the Sabres in Buffalo. After this weeks home-and-home set, the Sabres and Sens wont meet again until they cap their season series on Feb. 6 in Ottawa. With only 14 points through 30 games, the Sabres are still sitting at the bottom of the NHL standings and they enter Tuesdays tilt having lost three straight and eight of their last nine games. Its been a season-long struggle for Buffalo and things havent gotten any better since the club fired head coach Ron Rolston last month and replaced him with Ted Nolan on an interim basis. The Sabres were 4-15-1 under Rolston this season and are just 2-7-1 in their first 10 games since the coaching change. Buffalo last played on Saturday when it dropped a 3-2 regulation decision in Montreal. Brandon Prust and Tomas Plekanec both tallied a goal and an assist for the Habs and Montreal goaltender Carey Price stopped 23 shots to post the win. Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist for the Sabres and Zemgus Girgensons accounted for the teams other goal. Jhonas Enroth allowed three goals on 19 shots in the defeat. "I couldve come up with one of those saves. It wasnt good enough tonight. All three were one-timers, but I think I could have stopped one of those goals," said Enroth. Ryan Miller is expected to get the start Tuesday and is 15-18-4 with a 2.67 goals against average in 38 career games against the Senators. Beginning with tonights tilt, the Sabres are playing three of their next four games at First Niagara Center. Buffalo has a dreadful 3-12-1 home record this season and has lost four of its last five as the host. . Auld made 37 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. It was Ottawas first game without starter Anderson, who is out indefinitely after cutting his hand Wednesday night, and it was evident the team wasnt sure how to deal with the change in goal. . It was well worth the wait. Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes to get the season started because of a lightning storm.SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For nearly two months, the Philadelphia 76ers couldnt win a road game. Lately, they cant lose. Thaddeus Young scored 28 points, Evan Turner had 24 and the 76ers defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-104 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. The suddenly surging 76ers took the lead early in the second quarter and never trailed again in winning their third consecutive road game after losing the previous 13. Prior to the winning streak, Philadelphias last road win was Nov. 1 against Washington. "We were talking and we dont know when was the last time weve done that," Spencer Hawes said. "Coming out west, its something thats very hard to do." With the 76ers coming off an impressive victory Wednesday night in Denver, it might have seemed more likely the rested Kings would have more energy. Yet it was the young 76ers displaying more effort, forcing the sloppy Kings into 23 turnovers that led to 27 Philadelphia points. The 76ers had seven players in double figures against Denver and five one night later. In a foul-plagued game, the bench contributed 41 points. "We are really making an effort on the defensive end," Young said. "And on offence were sharing the ball better than we have at any stretch all season." Young had a big game at both ends of the court. He made a career-high six steals, including five in the first half, to tie the arena record. He shot 9 of 16 and had seven rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers. "Thaddeus is playing with a high level of confidence, supported by his skill set," 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "Hes playing with both energy and explosiveness." Turner also enjoyed a strong overall game. He hit 11 of 22 shots and added 10 rebounds and six assists. Reserve guard Tony Wroten scored 21 points for Philadelphia, which ends its six-game road trip Saturday in Portland. Lavoy Allen and Hawes added 10 points apiece. DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 of his 33 points in the opening half for the Kings, who lost their sixth home game in a row to the 76ers. "I thought we had no energy tonight. I dont know if it had anything to do with we were playing a team with a losing record," Kings coach Michael Malone said. "They knew that the 76ers had just beaten Denver and L.. . .A. on the road. And shoot, weve got a losing record. So I dont think that was the case. It was the matter of us not being able to find a rhythm or consistent energy tonight." Isaiah Thomas had 23 points and seven assists, and Rudy Gay scored 18 for the Kings. Jimmer Fredette had 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, and Derrick Williams scored 11. Cousins, who had 14 rebounds, picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter and sat out the remainder of the period. He was called for his fifth foul less than 3 minutes into the fourth. Fredette started the fourth quarter and scored 10 points in just under 4 minutes, rallying the Kings to 98-93. But the 76ers countered with nine straight points to increase their lead to 14 at the 3:56 mark, and Sacramento never threatened again. "Its a setback, but weve just got to keep moving forward," Fredette said. "We still have four home games on this homestand. We just need to come out to play and try to get the next one. Its disappointing. We have to play better, and we need more energy." Young had 11 points in the third quarter when Philadelphia added to its lead, taking a 92-77 advantage into the fourth. Thomas made a pair of 3-pointers and scored 14 for the Kings, who committed six turnovers in the third. After the Kings cut the lead to nine in the third period, the 76ers ran off nine straight points -- six by Young -- to build an 83-65 cushion. Wroten and Turner both had 13 points in the first half as the 76ers shot 50 per cent to open a 61-51 lead. Playing a physical game inside, Cousins shot 8 of 11 on free throws and scored 22 points in the opening half. NOTES: Thomas connected on a 3 early in the first quarter and has made one in 25 straight games. ... Hawes, who played his first three seasons with the Kings, was booed all game. Last season when the city was trying to keep the team in Sacramento, Hawes publicly stated he wanted the Seattle group to buy the Kings and move them. Hawes, who fouled out, grew up a Seattle SuperSonics fan. ... Kings reserve guard Marcus Thornton drew a delay of game in the first quarter. He apparently was tucking in his shirt a little too slowly for referee Danny Crawford. ... Cousins drew his NBA-leading 10th technical foul in the second quarter. ' ' '