Pittsburgh brings losing streak into game against Ottawa
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Ottawa Senators (33-31-5, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (34-25-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)
Pittsburgh; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to break a three-game skid when they play the Ottawa Senators.
Pittsburgh has a 34-25-10 record overall and a 19-10-5 record on its home ice. The Penguins have allowed 225 goals while scoring 222 for a -3 scoring differential.
Ottawa is 14-18-2 on the road and 33-31-5 overall. The Senators serve 11.6 penalty minutes per game to rank fourth in NHL play.
Monday’s game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Senators won the last matchup 5-4 in overtime. Brady Tkachuk scored two goals in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Guentzel has 30 goals and 32 assists for the Penguins. Jason Zucker has scored eight goals over the past 10 games.
Tim Stutzle has scored 35 goals with 43 assists for the Senators. Jake Sanderson has six assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
Senators: 4-5-1, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 5.4 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Penguins: Nick Bonino: out (kidney), Jeff Petry: day to day (upper body), Dmitry Kulikov: out (lower body), Jan Rutta: day to day (undisclosed).
Senators: Josh Norris: out for season (shoulder), Parker Kelly: day to day (undisclosed), Anton Forsberg: out (knees), Cam Talbot: out (lower body), Mathieu Joseph: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.