Rangers host the Senators in Eastern Conference action
Ottawa Senators (8-13-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (11-9-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators hit the ice in Eastern Conference action.
New York has a 4-5-3 record in home games and an 11-9-4 record overall. The Rangers have given up 67 goals while scoring 72 for a +5 scoring differential.
Ottawa has a 3-6-1 record on the road and an 8-13-1 record overall. The Senators are third in league play with 110 total penalties (averaging 5.0 per game).
Friday’s game is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Rangers won the previous matchup 3-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Artemi Panarin has six goals and 19 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has scored six goals and added four assists over the past 10 games.
Shane Pinto has nine goals and two assists for the Senators. Tim Stuetzle has four goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, six assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.
Senators: 4-5-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.6 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
INJURIES: Rangers: None listed.
Senators: Josh Norris: out (shoulder), Jacob Bernard-Docker: out (ankle).