Ottawa brings losing streak into matchup with New Jersey

Ottawa Senators (28-36-4, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (34-32-4, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Newark, New Jersey; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators, on a three-game losing streak, take on the New Jersey Devils.

New Jersey is 34-32-4 overall and 17-17-2 in home games. The Devils have given up 238 goals while scoring 229 for a -9 scoring differential.

Ottawa has a 10-20-2 record on the road and a 28-36-4 record overall. The Senators are seventh in league play serving 10.5 penalty minutes per game.

Saturday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Devils won the previous meeting 6-2. Jack Hughes scored two goals in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Timo Meier has scored 22 goals with 19 assists for the Devils. Dawson Mercer has three goals over the last 10 games.

Brady Tkachuk has 31 goals and 26 assists for the Senators. Shane Pinto has one goal and five assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-6-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Senators: 3-6-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Devils: Dougie Hamilton: out (pectoral), Nolan Foote: day to day (undisclosed), Nathan Bastian: out (upper body), Jonas Siegenthaler: out (upper body), John Marino: day to day (upper body).

Senators: Josh Norris: out for season (upper body), Rourke Chartier: out (upper body), Matthew Highmore: out (upper-body), Zack MacEwen: out (lower body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.