Eastern Conference battle pits Ottawa against New York

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New York Rangers (10-4-3, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Ottawa Senators (4-10-1, eighth in the Atlantic)

Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa and New York face off in Eastern Conference action.

The Senators are 2-5-0 in Eastern Conference games. Ottawa averages 9.5 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 31 total minutes.

The Rangers are 8-2-0 in Eastern Conference play. New York averages 8.6 penalty minutes per game, the 10th-most in the Eastern Conference. Jacob Trouba leads the team serving 24 total minutes.

In their last meeting on Oct. 23, New York won 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Drake Batherson leads the Senators with seven goals, adding nine assists and recording 16 points. Josh Norris has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.

Trouba leads the Rangers with a plus-four in 17 games this season. Artemi Panarin has nine assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 2-7-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .891 save percentage.

Rangers: 6-2-2, averaging three goals, 4.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

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

Rangers: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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