Columbus visits Ottawa after Sillinger’s 3-goal game
Columbus Blue Jackets (30-27-3, fifth in the Metropolitan) vs. Ottawa Senators (21-33-5, seventh in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus visits the Ottawa Senators after Cole Sillinger scored three goals in the Blue Jackets’ 6-4 win against the Golden Knights.
The Senators are 12-17-4 in Eastern Conference games. Ottawa averages 4.2 penalties per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 34 total penalties.
The Blue Jackets are 8-11-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Columbus ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.5 assists per game, led by Jakub Voracek with 0.7.
Ottawa defeated Columbus 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Jan. 23.
TOP PERFORMERS: Artem Zub leads the Senators with a plus-four in 59 games this season. Josh Norris has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Blue Jackets with 45 points, scoring 21 goals and adding 24 assists. Patrik Laine has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 3-7-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 14.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 4.4 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Matt Murray: out (neck).
Blue Jackets: None listed.