Ottawa visits Montreal after Duclair’s 2-goal game

Ottawa Senators (13-17-1, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (14-11-6, fourth in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa visits the Montreal Canadiens after Anthony Duclair scored two goals in the Senators’ 5-2 victory against the Bruins.

The Canadiens are 3-4-2 against division opponents. Montreal serves 6.4 penalty minutes per game, the fewest in the league. Tomas Tatar leads them averaging 0.7.

The Senators are 5-4-0 against the rest of their division. Ottawa averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the NHL. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 31 total minutes.

Ottawa defeated Montreal 2-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 20.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brendan Gallagher leads the Canadiens with 14 goals, adding 11 assists and totalling 25 points. Shea Weber has collected four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau has recorded 23 total points while scoring 16 goals and totalling seven assists for the Senators. Duclair has collected 9 points over the last 10 games for Ottawa.

LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 4-6-0, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

Canadiens: 3-5-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.4 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .884 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Matthew Peca: day to day (upper body), Jesperi Kotkaniemi: day to day (upper body).

Senators: Craig Anderson: out (lower body).

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

© 2019 The Canadian Press

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