Ottawa visits New Jersey on 3-game slide

Ottawa Senators (4-10-1, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. New Jersey Devils (7-4-3, fourth in the Metropolitan)

Newark, New Jersey; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Devils -172, Senators +145; plus / minus is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa hits the road against New Jersey looking to break their three-game road slide.

The Devils are 4-2-2 in conference games. New Jersey is 10th in the Eastern Conference with 7.8 points per game, an average of 2.9 goals and 4.9 assists.

The Senators are 2-5-0 against opponents in the conference. Ottawa averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the fifth highest in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 31 minutes in total.

The teams face off on Tuesday for the first time this season.

BEST PERFORMERS: Andreas Johnsson leads the Devils with a plus-nine rating in 14 games this season. Pavel Zacha has scored five goals and three assists in New Jersey’s last 10 games.

Drake Batherson totaled 16 points while scoring seven goals and adding nine assists for the Senators. Josh Norris has four goals and four assists in the last 10 games for Ottawa.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Devils: 4-3-3, averaging three goals, 4.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with save percentage of, 912.

Senators: 2-7-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.8 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.891 .

INJURIES: Devils: None listed.

Senators: Erik Brannstrom: absent (main), Matt Murray: absent (covid-19), Artem Zub: day to day (upper body), Alex Formenton: absent (covid-19), Drake Batherson: absent (covid protocol -19), Nikita Zaitsev: absent (covid-19), Victor Mete: day to day (hygiene and safety protocols), Josh Brown: absent (covid-19 protocol).

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