Ottawa Senators Look for Back to Back Wins
Ottawa won for the third time in four games as they took down Detroit on the road Tuesday night. The Senators enter this one seventh in the Atlantic Division, seven points back of Montreal for the final guaranteed playoff spot in the division and 12 back of Boston for the division lead. Ottawa is 22nd
in the league in goals for as they average 2.75 goals per contest this season. The Senators are 20th
in the league as they allow 3.25 goals per game on the year. Ottawa is last in the league with the man advantage as they have converted 8.8 percent (six for 68) of their chances on the power play this season. The Senators are tied for 15th
in penalty killing as they have successfully killed off 82.1 percent of their shorthanded situations this year.
In their game Tuesday night, the Senators rode a big second period to the win and look to carry that momentum over here. Ottawa owned a 13-10 edge in shots on goal in the opening period and skated off down 2-1 after 20 minutes. Anthony Duclair
opened the scoring with his eighth of the year at 3:08 off an assist from Thomas Chabot. Detroit tallied twice in the period to take a 2-1 lead. In the second period, Ottawa held a 17-12 edge in shots and a 3-0 edge on the scoreboard to take a 4-2 lead after two stanzas. Duclair tied the game with his second of the night and ninth of the year at the 5:00 mark off an assist from Logan Brown. Less than a minute later, Jean-Gabriel Pageau gave the Senators a 3-2 lead with his 12th
of the year at the 5:57 mark. That goal was unassisted. Brady Tkachuk made it a 4-2 game with his seventh of the year at 10:22 with Duclair drawing the lone assist. In the third period, the Senators were outshot 16-3 but gave up only one goal to escape with the win. Anders Nilsson
made 35 saves in the win for Ottawa, who was outshot 38-33 in the contest. Craig Anderson is expected to get the start here.