Matthews and the Maple Leafs visit the Senators
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Auston Matthews and Toronto hit the ice against Ottawa. He currently ranks ninth in the in the NHL with 69 points, scoring 41 goals and totaling 28 assists.
The Senators are 7-7-5 against division opponents. Ottawa leads the league with 12 shorthanded goals, led by Chris Tierney with four.
The Maple Leafs are 15-12-6 against conference opponents. Toronto has scored 204 goals and is third in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game. Matthews leads the team with 41.
In their last meeting on Feb. 1, Toronto won 2-1.
Matthews leads the Maple Leafs with 41 goals and has 69 points. Zach Hyman has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .897 save percentage.
Senators: 3-4-3, averaging 2.5 goals, four assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Mark Borowiecki: day to day (personal).