Ottawa Senators (16-16-3, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (15-12-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division)
Detroit; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings host the Ottawa Senators after Dominik Kubalik’s two-goal game against the Buffalo Sabres in the Red Wings’ 6-3 loss.
Detroit is 3-6-2 against the Atlantic Division and 15-12-7 overall. The Red Wings are 3-2-5 in games decided by a single goal.
Ottawa has a 5-4-0 record in Atlantic Division play and a 16-16-3 record overall. The Senators are seventh in the league serving 10.4 penalty minutes per game.
The teams match up Saturday for the second time this season. The Senators won the last matchup 6-3. Alex DeBrincat scored two goals in the victory.
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TOP PERFORMERS: Dylan Larkin has 13 goals and 19 assists for the Red Wings. David Perron has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games.
Drake Batherson has 12 goals and 22 assists for the Senators. DeBrincat has seven goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 3-5-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, four penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.
Senators: 6-2-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Robert Hagg: out (undisclosed), Robby Fabbri: out (knee), Tyler Bertuzzi: out (hand/wrist), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles), Olli Maatta: out (illness), Filip Zadina: out (lower-body), Matt Luff: out (upper-body).
Senators: Mathieu Joseph: out (lower body), Josh Norris: out (shoulder), Artem Zub: out (face), Jake Sanderson: day to day (upper body), Rourke Chartier: day to day (upper-body), Tyler Motte: day to day (upper body), Jacob Bernard-Docker: out (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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