Senators want change ... on scoreboard

Goalie Brian Elliott gets the start again tonight as the Senators try to turn around their lousy...

Goalie Brian Elliott gets the start again tonight as the Senators try to turn around their lousy start to the season when they meet the Phoenix Coyotes at Scotiabank Place. (OTTAWA SUN file photo)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

The only change the Senators want to see at Scotiabank Place Tuesday night is on the scoreboard.

There won’t be any to the lineup.

With centre Jason Spezza (groin), defenceman Filip Kuba (broken leg) and goalie Pascal Leclaire (groin) not ready to return, the Senators are going with the same group against the Phoenix Coyotes.

They’d better serve up a better result than the ugly 3-0 loss Saturday to start this four-game homestand. Coach Cory Clouston is trying to keep the message positive in the face of adversity.

Goalie Brian Elliott makes the start.

“Anytime things are going bad you have to take the positives of the situation,” said Ottawa blueliner Chris Campoli. “If you do that, it helps you turn it around. We believe we’re a good team in here. We’ve played some good hockey at times.

“It’s frustrating. The expectation here is to win. You want to go out and do that. Anytime you don’t it can be frustrating.”

The Coyotes, coming off a loss to the Montreal Canadiens Monday at the Bell Centre, will have Shane Doan back in the lineup. He is finished serving a three-game suspension for a blindside hit on Anaheim’s Dan Sexton.

“He’s their leader. He’s a character guy. We feel they’re going to be a tougher team,” said Clouston.

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