Vancouver Canucks (34-22-6, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (21-31-12, seventh in the Atlantic Division)
Ottawa, Ontario; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators host Vancouver after the Canucks knocked off Montreal 4-3 in overtime.
The Senators are 15-13-6 at home. Ottawa leads the league with 14 shorthanded goals, led by Chris Tierney with four.
The Canucks are 14-15-2 on the road. Vancouver is seventh in the NHL averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Elias Pettersson with 25.
Vancouver took down Ottawa 5-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ron Hainsey leads the Senators with a plus-eight in 57 games played this season. Artem Anisimov has scored three goals over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Pettersson leads the Canucks with a plus-14 in 61 games played this season. J.T. Miller has scored four goals over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 4-4-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 14.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Senators: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.8 assists, 4.2 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Colin White: day to day (undisclosed), Anthony Duclair: day to day (lower-body), Thomas Chabot: day to day (upper body).
Canucks: Jacob Markstrom: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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