Eastern Conference-leader Washington and Ottawa face off
Ottawa, Ontario; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals travel to face the Ottawa Senators.
The Senators are 13-15-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Ottawa averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 60 total minutes.
The Capitals are 22-9-1 in Eastern Conference play. Washington averages 10.1 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the league. Tom Wilson leads the team serving 71 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Jan. 7, Washington won 6-1. T.J. Oshie scored a team-high two goals for the Capitals in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-3-0, averaging 3.9 goals, six assists, 3.7 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
Senators: 2-4-4, averaging 2.7 goals, four assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: None listed.
Capitals: None listed.