Ottawa Senators (4-13-1, seventh in the North Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (12-3-2, first in the North Division)
Toronto; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mitchell Marner leads Toronto into a matchup against Ottawa. He's third in the NHL with 23 points, scoring seven goals and totalling 16 assists.
The Maple Leafs have gone 12-3-2 against division opponents. Toronto has scored 60 goals and ranks fourth in the league averaging 3.5 per game. Auston Matthews leads the team with 14.
The Senators are 4-13-1 against the rest of their division. Ottawa is 30th in the NHL with 31.7 shots per game and is averaging 2.3 goals.
The teams square off for the second straight game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marner leads the Maple Leafs with 16 assists and has 23 points this season. Matthews has 11 goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.
Brady Tkachuk has 11 total points while scoring five goals and totalling six assists for the Senators. Evgenii Dadonov has five goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 7-1-2, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Senators: 3-7-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Maple Leafs: Rasmus Sandin: out (foot).
Senators: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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