Buffalo faces Ottawa on 3-game slide
Ottawa, Ontario; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Buffalo aims to break its three-game slide with a victory against Ottawa.
The Senators have gone 8-13-2 against division opponents. Ottawa has given up 42 power-play goals, killing 79.1 percent of opponent chances.
The Sabres are 17-22-7 in Eastern Conference play. Buffalo has given up 38 power-play goals, killing 80.7 percent of opponent chances. In their last meeting on Nov. 3, Buffalo won 9-2. Jeff Skinner recorded a team-high 3 points for the Sabres in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 1-8-1, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .897 save percentage.
Senators: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, 5.6 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
Senators Injuries: Zack Smith: day to day (undisclosed).