GAME NIGHT: Ottawa Senators vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

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OTTAWA SENATORS 29-41-7 AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 35-36-6

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This evening: 7:00 p.m., National Arena
TV: TSN5
Radio: TSN 1200-AM, Unique 94.5-FM

WHY WATCH?

The Senators are entering their 15th consecutive series of games this season. The club is 5-8-2 in the first game while it is 6-8-2 in the second. Ottawa is 1-1-0 against the Jackets this season. The club picked up a 2-1 victory over Columbus on January 23 on the road. With the 1,000th win in franchise history on Tuesday, the Senators are the 25th team in NHL history to reach the mark.

POINT HEADS

OTTAWA SENATORS

generalist g A PT OVER/UNDER
Brady Tkachuk 74 28 32 60 -6
Tim Stuetzle 74 20 33 53 -24
Josh Norris 61 33 18 15 -9

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

generalist g A PT OVER/UNDER
Patrick Laine 56 26 30 56 -7
Jakub Voracek 74 5 51 56 -15
Olivier Biorkstrand 75 24 26 50 -35

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SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 19.5% (22nd); PR 80.4% (13th)
CBJ: PP 17.3% (24th); KP 78.7% (19th)

THREE THINGS ABOUT JACKETS

The Jackets are coming off a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday to wrap up a West Road swing. The club was without Patrik Laine, Zach Werenski and Boone Jenner. The latter has a back injury while Laine is on a daily basis with an upper body problem. Laine had two assists against Ottawa this season but had four goals and 12 points in 10 career games against the Senators.

The Jackets are one of four teams heading to Europe next season. The club will face the Colorado Avalanche on November 4-5 in Helsinki as part of the 2022-23 campaign. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, a former Ottawa player and manager, hails from Kuopio, Finland, and is excited to return home with Laine and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo.

Columbus C Jack Roslovic has seven goals and nine points in his last five games. In the last 27 games, he is 11-10-21 with an average of 17 minutes and 36 seconds of ice time. With 19-22-41 points this season, Roslovic reached a career high. The Jackets come into this game with three straight losses and the club is 19-15-4 at home this season.

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