The Senators had a day off to lick their wounds after serving up a Thanksgiving turkey Saturday in Toronto.

As they prepare to welcome the original Senators team from 1992-93 at Tuesday's home opener against the Minnesota Wild at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa players are trying to come up with answers as to why they're winless.

They staged a third-period comeback in a 6-5 loss to the Maple Leafs, but the reality is they didn't get the two points. There have been fingers pointed at the young players with all the mistakes taking place, but it's the vets as well.

"The veterans are the ones that need to come to the fore when a goal is scored against us," said Senators coach Paul MacLean. "They've got to step up and make sure that we're doing things right.