Danny Briere scored all three goals in the Flyers' 3-2 overtime win against the Senators on January 7, 2012. Saturday's game between the two teams is their first meeting of the 2013 season.
With the way the Flyers beat the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, the current five-game homestand could be ending the same way the season-long six-game road trip before it ended.
The Flyers had blown out the New York Islanders, 7-0, in their most sound win of the season. They followed that with a dramatic 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Flyers are coming off a dominant 4-1 win over the Captials. So that sets up the Flyers' Saturday afternoon close to the homestand against the Ottawa Senators.
Much like the Islanders and Penguins game, the two teams are vastly separated in the standings. The Capitals aren't in the playoff picture at all while the Senators are sitting pretty in fifth.
But Ottawa is without a couple of key players. Most notable on that list is Erik Karlsson, the All-Star defenseman, who is out for the remainder of the season with an Achillies injury. Jason Spezza is also out for significant time, as is goaltender Craig Anderson.
That leaves players like Daniel Alfredsson, Kyle Turris and Chris Neil up front and Sergei Gonchar and Chris Phillips on the blue line leading the way. Ben Bishop has served as the team's starting goalie and filled in admirably in the absence of Anderson.
Even with all of the injury, Ottawa is 5-1-1 since losing Karlsson.
One of the possible advantages the Flyers hold is being at home. Ottawa is 9-1-2 on home ice and just 3-5-1 on the road. That includes a 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins on Thursday.
For the Flyers, things may be starting to come together. They still have rotated two incredibly strong lines of late with Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Jake Voracek powering the top line and Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and Danny Briere forming a strong second line.
But with the return of Simon Gagne, the Flyers' third line featuring Sean Couturier and Max Talbot looked much stronger.
Lately, the power play has also come together. With Voracek's recent hot streak, the Flyers have a powerful top unit featuring Giroux, Gagne, Brayden Schenn and Kimmo Timonen.
Ilya Bryzgalov will likely go in goal again for the Flyers as well after nearly recording his second shutout of the season against Washington in his last start.
But once again, the Flyers also find themselves in familiar position. They are 0-6 this season in attempts to return to .500. This will be their seventh, as their record sits at 10-11-1.
The Flyers will be off for another stretch of time after this game. They return to the ice on Tuesday for a series of games against tough opponents. After facing the New York Rangers on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, the Flyers return home for games against the Penguins on Thursday, travel to Boston to face the Bruins on Saturday and return home again on Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres.