Ottawa faces St. Louis in non-conference showdown
St. Louis Blues (27-14-5, fourth in the Central) vs. Ottawa Senators (17-24-4, sixth in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa takes on St. Louis in a non-conference matchup.
The Senators are 9-13-1 on their home ice. Ottawa averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 68 total minutes.
The Blues are 9-8-3 on the road. St. Louis has scored 160 goals and is sixth in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game. Jordan Kyrou leads the team with 18.
The teams match up Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tkachuk has 34 total points for the Senators, 15 goals and 19 assists. Nicholas Paul has 6 points over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Robert Thomas leads the Blues with 28 total assists and has 33 points. Brayden Schenn has 13 points over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .947 save percentage.
Blues: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Josh Norris: out (shoulder), Alex Formenton: day to day (undisclosed), Thomas Chabot: day to day (undisclosed).
Blues: Marco Scandella: out (lower-body).