The legendary Harry Neale used to say the problem with his team wasn't that it couldn't win at home and couldn't win on the road.

"My failure as a coach is that I can't find any place else to play," Neale would crack.

The Senators, who can't win nearly often enough at home, are better on the road. They get to try their luck in a neutral site when the Maple Leafs visit Canadian Tire Centre.

"I guess in theory (Saturday) will be a road game, because there will be more Leafs fans maybe," half-joked Senators goalie Craig Anderson. "I know that's usually the way it works here. There will be a good split in the crowd, there should be a lot of energy. It should be fun to play in."

The Senators have lost four straight and are now 4-8-2 at CTC. While there were less than 300 tickets remaining as of supper time Friday, the expected sellout would be only their fourth of the season. Through 14 home games, their average attendance is 17,679, which is about 1800 fewer than their average in 2012-13, when fans were apparently still upset over the lockout.