Friday, September 23 2022

New Jersey Devils (27-44-8, seventh in Metro) vs. Ottawa Senators (31-41-7, seventh in Atlantic)

Ottawa, Ontario; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the game against Ottawa having lost three straight.

The Senators are 20-21-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Ottawa averages 10.0 penalty minutes per game, fourth most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 117 total minutes.

The Devils are 15-27-5 in Eastern Conference play. New Jersey ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference with 31.2 shots per game and a 3.0 goal average.

In their last game on Feb. 7, Ottawa won 4-1. Connor Brown recorded a team-high 2 points for the Senators.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Norris leads the Senators with 34 goals, adding 19 assists and totaling 53 points. Tim Stutzle has 10 points in Ottawa’s last 10 games.

Jack Hughes leads the Devils with 26 goals and 56 points. Jesper Boqvist has four goals and two assists in New Jersey’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 5-4-1, averaged 2.9 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with save percentage of 0.911.

Devils: 3-5-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.5 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with an .889 save percentage.

INJURIES: Senators: Mathieu Joseph: absent (undisclosed), Colin White: absent (covid-19 protocol), Matt Murray: absent (neck), Connor Brown: day to day (undisclosed), Nikita Zaitsev: day to day day (illness) .

Devils: Fabian Zetterlund: day to day (undisclosed), Miles Wood: out for the season (hip), Jack Hughes: out for the season (knee), Jonas Siegenthaler: out for the season (hand), Nico Hischier: day to day (illness).

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

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