Senators to host Matthews and Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs (48-20-6, second in the Atlantic) vs. Ottawa Senators (28-40-6, seventh in the Atlantic)

Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Auston Matthews leads Toronto in a game against Ottawa. He is fourth in the league with 101 points, scoring 58 goals and adding 43 assists.

The Senators are 10-11-2 against Atlantic teams. Ottawa averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, fourth most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 113 total minutes.

The Maple Leafs are 28-11-3 in conference play. Toronto leads the Eastern Conference with 11.1 percent shooting and averaging 3.8 goals on 34.6 shots per game.

Toronto beat Ottawa 6-0 in the last meeting between these teams on January 1. Ilya Mikheyev scored twice for the Maple Leafs in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tim Stutzle leads the Senators with 32 assists and 50 points this season. Josh Norris has seven goals and six assists in Ottawa’s last 10 games.

Mitch Marner leads the Maple Leafs with 60 total assists and 91 points. Matthews has 20 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 5-4-1, averaged 3.3 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with save percentage of 0.915.

Maple Leafs: 8-1-1, averaged 5.2 goals, 8.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with an .890 save percentage.

INJURIES: Senators: Mathieu Joseph: day to day (undisclosed), Matt Murray: absent (neck), Artem Zub: day to day (illness).

Maple Leafs: Petr Mrazek: absent (groin), Wayne Simmonds: day to day (illness).

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