Vancouver faces Ottawa for 6th straight home win
Ottawa Senators (9-18-2, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Vancouver Canucks (16-15-3, seventh in the Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vancouver welcomes Ottawa looking to extend its five-game winning streak at home.
The Canucks are 8-7-1 at home. Vancouver is third in the Western Conference with 33.0 shots per game and an average of 2.5 goals.
The Senators are 4-9-2 on the road. Ottawa is last in the NHL with 28.6 shots per game.
When they last met on December 1, Vancouver won 6-2.
BEST PERFORMANCE: Quinn Hughes leads the Canucks with a plus-10 differential in 33 games this season. Brock Boeser has five goals and three assists in Vancouver’s last 10 games.
Josh Norris leads the Senators with 14 goals and 22 points. Brady Tkachuk has scored eight goals in the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 8-1-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while allowing 1.8 goals per game with save percentage of, 945.
Senators: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with a save percentage of 0.897.
INJURIES: Canucks: Phillip Di Giuseppe: absent (covid-19), Justin Dowling: absent (covid-19), Brock Boeser: absent (covid-19), Alex Chiasson: absent (health protocol), Tyler Myers: absent (covid ) -19), Brad Hunt: released (health protocol).
Senators: Dillon Heatherington: absent (health protocol), Jacob Bernard-Docker: absent (health protocol), Tyler Ennis: absent (covid-19), Zach Sanford: absent (covid-19), Nicholas Paul: absent (health protocol) , Josh Norris: out (covid-19), Nikita Zaitsev: out (heel), Thomas Chabot: out (covid-19), Anton Forsberg: out (health protocol).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.