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All of the Edmonton Oilers success this season have come against Eastern Conference opponents, and theyre looking for that to continue for at least one more game. The Oilers attempt to remain unbeaten at home against the East on Tuesday night, when they go for a fourth straight win against the Ottawa Senators. Edmonton (6-9-1) has won six of eight interconference games, winning all four at home while compiling 15 goals. The Oilers have scored 16 while going 0-7-1 against the West at any venue. That trend continued Tuesday, when Edmonton gave up three first-period goals and never recovered in a 3-2 loss at Nashville following road wins over Buffalo and the New York Rangers. Coach Dallas Eakins wants a complete performance. We got our feet underneath us. We had a good meeting (in the intermission). I thought we were better in the remaining two periods but it was too big a hole, Eakins told the teams official website. Our next step is finding a way to play 60 minutes every night. Thats how the playoff teams play. The Oilers, tied with Arizona and Colorado for the fewest points in the conference, are looking for another productive outing from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The center has totaled eight of his 11 points against the East, including all five of his goals. He had one goal and one assist in a 3-1 win at New York on Sunday and set up Benoit Pouliots tally against the Predators. Pouliot has two goals and one assist in the past two games after getting four points in the first 14. Jordan Eberle has chipped in with an assist in each of the last two contests after he failed to muster any points with a minus-3 rating over the previous two. The right wing shares the team lead in scoring with Nugent-Hopkins at 11 points, collecting five in four home games. Eberle found the net in a 3-2 home win over the Senators (7-4-4) on March 4 that completed a series sweep, and Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win at Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2013. The Senators are trying to snap a season-high three-game slide (0-1-2). They rallied three times to tie the score before Craig Anderson allowed a goal with 54.4 seconds left in overtime of Tuesdays 4-3 loss to Vancouver. Its great we battled to get a point out of it, center Kyle Turris said. I think we got stronger as the game went on. Thats kind of how we have been playing. Turris has two goals and one assist in two games, matching his point total from his nine prior. He may be looking forward to continuing this three-game road trip through Western Canada since hes notched seven points in seven away games compared to three in eight at home. Anderson will likely be back in net after his 33 saves against the Canucks werent enough. However, hes put together a 1.96 goals-against average with two shutouts while going 4-2-3 and has made at least 30 saves in eight of his nine starts. Hes won four of his last five visits to Edmonton behind a 1.58 GAA and two shutouts. Jose Bautista Jersey . 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According to Dave Stubbs of The Montreal Gazette, preliminary talks have begun between Markov - an unrestricted free agent this summer - and general manager Marc Bergevin.The Ottawa Senators are having a bit of an attendance issue in the early part of this season and Tuesday nights result in Philadelphia certainly wont help put more people in the seats. However, there will be a 2-for-1 promotion for Wednesdays home game against the Minnesota Wild. No, there wont be a discount on tickets for this game, but fans will get a chance to boo two villains for the price of one. And considering how ornery and agitated Sens fans are these days, this could be a perfect outlet to vent their frustrations. Dany Heatley and Matt Cooke roll into town as members of the Wild, meaning they would only need Alexei Yashin to centre their line to make it the most hated visiting trio in Sens franchise history. Based on recent history, Heatley and Cooke could very well be Villains 1 and 1A for the Sens fan base. So which player will receive the louder boos tonight? Lets analyze the case for both Heatley and Cooke. Dany Heatley The Dany Heatley saga is well-documented in this town, after the sniper demanded a trade in the summer of 2009. He cited a "diminished role" under head coach Cory Clouston as the catalyst for his departure. When Heatley made his first return to Ottawa on December 2, 2010, he was clearly public enemy No. 1 in this city. The Ottawa Sun ran a headline that screamed Suck It Up Princess and was accompanied by a large photo of Heatley with a super-imposed baby pacifier in his mouth. The sub-headline elegantly stated Heatley still loved by children…….in Africa. Roy MacGregor had the following passage in his Globe and Mail story that day, which perfectly captured the sentiment of the city towards their former hero. "Dany Heatley screwed up the federal by-elections. Dany Heatley is causing area house prices to drop. Dany Heatley is behind this week-long spit that passes for weather around here…Welcome to Ottawa on Dany Heatley Day in the nations capital, the day the San Jose Sharks leading scorer gets blamed for, as the Bible might put it, every little sparrow that falls." That night, fans showed up with old No. 15 jerseys that had the Heatley name plate altered to just spell "H-A-T-E". At one point during the game, a handful of fans came down and threw Heatley jerseys onto the ice in a staged protest. Urinals had Heatley action figures in them, giving a new meaning to the term number-one winger. Ottawa has never had an evening quite like that and unfortunately for the home team, Heatley and his Sharks skated away with a 4-0 win. But since leaving Ottawa, its not like Heatley has made Ottawa fans wish he stayed. His goal production has diminished in each of the last five years, going from 39 to 26 to 24 to 11. And last night at the Bell Centre, he scored a meaningless goal with only two seconds left in regulation time – only his third marker of the season. And for a player who once complained about his role on a team, its interesting to note that Heatley is playing only 14 minutes a night this season under Mike Yeo, marking the lowest ice time of his NHL career. Heatley is no longer a front-line pplayer in the NHL and, with his contract expiring at the end of this season, it will be interesting to see how many offers he receives as a free agent.dddddddddddd Ironically, this is the final year of the six-year deal he signed with the Sens in the fall of 2007. The terms of that contract called for him to receive a $4 million bonus on July 1, 2009, which the Senators grudgingly paid, even after Heatley had demanded a trade and refused to accept one to Edmonton. Owner Eugene Melynk was so incensed with that turn of events that he filed a grievance against Heatley and that case was only resolved in the past couple of weeks, although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. So the book on Heatley is virtually closed for Sens fans. It seems like the pitchforks and torches have been put away and the hatred towards Heatley has been replaced with some level of indifference. Matt Cooke Matt Cooke could receive the lions share of boos tonight because the wound he caused is still fresh in the minds of Sens fans. It was only nine months ago that Cookes skate blade sliced the achilles tendon of Erik Karlsson in a game at Pittsburgh. At the time, Karlsson was arguably the most dynamic player in the game and since coming back from the injury, he has only shown flashes of his former brilliance. This will actually be Cookes fourth visit to Ottawa since the incident occurred and when he returned for his first visit in April, there were Wanted posters that were circulating with his name and face on it. Sens fans wanted Cooke to pay for his recklessness, with some suggesting he deliberately caused the injury. Even Eugene Melnyk went on the record to say he would consider launching an independent investigation into the matter to prove that Cookes actions were intentional. To Cookes credit, he faced the media and answered all of the questions about the incident and adamantly denied he purposely tried to slice Karlssons leg. And to Karlssons credit, he completely downplayed the situation when the two faced off in their second-round playoff series last spring. The Sens defenceman likely holds some deep-rooted anger towards Cooke, but he has done a very good job of masking it and trying to defuse the situation. Still, Sens fans and management cant help but wonder how good Karlsson would be if that incident hadnt occurred. And if Karlsson never regains his Norris Trophy form, Cookes ranking on the villain list will stay firmly at the top. Conclusion If I had to place my bet, I would think that Heatley would receive more boos than Cooke – if only because the fan base still hates the fact that he demanded a trade and had five years left on his contract. And in the case of Cooke, you can make the argument that what he did was an accident; whereas Heatleys decision was calculated and intentional. Both players had a negative impact on the Sens franchise, but only one of them was on the teams payroll when he chose his course of action. But while the Heatley vs. Cooke argument is debatable, we can probably agree on one thing: If the Sens dont play well tonight, they will be the ones getting the loudest boos from the hometown crowd. ' ' '