Senators to host the Blue Jackets at Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators host the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Senators are 10-10-1 in conference games. Ottawa averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the NHL. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 31 total minutes.
The Blue Jackets are 9-7-3 in conference matchups. Columbus has scored 18 power-play goals, converting on 18% of chances.
In their last meeting on Nov. 25, Columbus won 1-0.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.3 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
Senators: 3-6-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Craig Anderson: out (lower body).
Blue Jackets: Emil Bemstrom: day to day (upper body).