Senators face the Blue Jackets on 3-game slide

Posted1/23/2022 7:00 AM

Ottawa Senators (11-20-3, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (18-19-1, fifth in the Metropolitan)

Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST


FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jackets -151, Senators +127; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa comes into the matchup against Columbus after losing three in a row.

The Blue Jackets are 7-12-0 in conference play. Columbus is seventh in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.4 assists.

The Senators are 6-10-2 in Eastern Conference play. Ottawa averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 66 total minutes.

The teams face off Sunday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jakub Voracek leads the Blue Jackets with 25 assists and has 26 points this season. Gustav Nyquist has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.

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Josh Norris leads the Senators with 18 goals and has 26 points. Drake Batherson has four goals over the last 10 games for Ottawa.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 4-6-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.

Senators: 4-4-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Adam Boqvist: out (covid-19), Cole Sillinger: out (covid-19), Vladislav Gavrikov: out (covid-19).

Senators: Dillon Heatherington: out (health protocols), Nikita Zaitsev: out (heel).


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

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