Ottawa faces Montreal, looks to break home slide
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa plays Montreal looking to stop its three-game home losing streak.
The Senators are 6-7-3 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Ottawa averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 54 total minutes.
The Canadiens are 4-9-2 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Montreal has surrendered 30 power-play goals, killing 77.3% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Dec. 11, Montreal won 3-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 1-8-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with a .885 save percentage.
Senators: 2-4-4, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Mark Borowiecki: day to day (illness).
Canadiens: Ben Chiarot: day to day (lower body).