Ottawa visits Boston after Paul’s 2 goal-game
Ottawa Senators (3-7-1, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Boston Bruins (9-1-2, first in the Atlantic Division)
Boston; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa visits the Boston Bruins after Nicholas Paul scored two goals in the Senators’ 5-2 win against the Sharks.
The Bruins are 3-0-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston averages 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 22 total minutes.
The Senators are 2-1-0 against the rest of their division. Ottawa averages 12.2 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 16 total minutes.
The teams square off Saturday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marchand leads the Bruins with a plus-11 in 12 games played this season. David Pastrnak has collected 12 goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
Vladislav Namestnikov leads the Senators with four goals and has 7 points. Anthony Duclair has four goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 3-6-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 5.1 penalties and 12.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
Bruins: 7-1-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.5 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.
Bruins Injuries: None listed.
Senators Injuries: None listed.