Where: Canadian Tire Center
When: Monday, February 18, 2020, 7:30 pm ET
We have an Atlantic Division NHL matchup to consider for Tuesday evening when the Buffalo Sabres meet the Ottawa Senators for game four of their four-game season series. The Sabres enter this contest riding a three-game winning streak and the Senators defeated Dallas in their previous game.
Buffalo Three Game Winning Streak
The Sabres have won four of their last five games and Tuesday marks game one of a one-game road trip. Buffalo is 9-14-4 this season away from home and if the regular season were to end today the Sabers would be the twelfth seed in the Eastern Conference and is currently eight points behind eighth seed Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Sabres power-play unit is twenty-ninth in the NHL with a 19.5 percent success rate while the penalty kill unit is twenty-ninth in the National Hockey League with a 75.1 percent penalty kill rate this season.
Carter Hutton is likely in the crease on Tuesday evening and he has an 11-9-4 record with a 3.12 GAA and 89 percent save percentage. Hutton stopped 20 of 22 shots faced in a 5-2 home victory for his fourth consecutive win in as many starts.
Ottawa Defeats DallasThe Senators have won two of its last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Ottawa would be the fifteenth seed in the Eastern Conference. Tuesday night marks game four of a six-game homestand and the Ottawa is 14-11-6 at Canadian Tire Center this season. Ottawa is 35 points behind the conference top spot but a victory Tuesday would give the Senators a season series win over Buffalo.
The Senator’s power-play unit is thirtieth in the NHL with a 14.5 percent success rate while the penalty kill unit is twenty-first in the National Hockey League with a 78.6 percent penalty kill rate this season.
Craig Anderson will likely start between the pipes for Ottawa and he is 8-13-2 this season with a 3.19 GAA and 90 percent save percentage. Anderson stopped 36 of 39 shots faced in a 4-3 overtime home win over Dallas on Sunday evening.