New Jersey takes on Ottawa, aims to halt 3-game skid
Ottawa, Ontario; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the matchup against Ottawa as losers of three games in a row.
The Senators are 12-15-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Ottawa is last in the NHL shooting 29.8 shots per game.
The Devils are 5-8-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Wayne Simmonds leads the team serving 54 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Dec. 29, New Jersey won 4-3.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.
Senators: 1-5-4, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Jean-Gabriel Pageau: day to day (upper body).
Devils: Louis Domingue: day to day (lower body).