Ottawa and Boston face off in conference

Boston Bruins (14-10-2, fifth in the Atlantic) vs. Ottawa Senators (9-17-2, seventh in the Atlantic)

Ottawa, Ontario; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST

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

The Senators are 3-4-0 against opponents in the Atlantic. Ottawa averages 4.4 penalties per game, the highest in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 21 penalties in total.

The Bruins are 6-3-1 against the rest of their division. Boston ranks 29th in the Eastern Conference with 35.7 shots per game and an average of 2.7 goals.

When they last met on November 9, Boston won 3-2.

BEST PERFORMERS: Josh Norris leads the Senators with 14 goals and 22 points. Tkachuk has scored eight goals in the last 10 games for Ottawa.

Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 11 goals and 27 points. Patrice Bergeron has scored three goals in the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.9 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a d percentage ‘stops of 0.905.

Bruins: 4-4-2, averaging two goals, 3.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.

INJURIES: Senators: Nikita Zaitsev: out (heel).

Bruins: Curtis Lazar: absent (covid-19), Jeremy Swayman: absent (covid-19), Taylor Hall: absent (covid-19), Trent Frederic: absent (covid-19), Anton Blidh: absent (covid-19) )), Patrice Bergeron: absent (covid-19).

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

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