Blackhawks visit the Senators after Hagel’s 2-goal game
Chicago Blackhawks (21-30-8, seventh in the Central) vs. Ottawa Senators (21-31-5, sixth in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago visits the Ottawa Senators after Brandon Hagel scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss to the Bruins.
The Senators are 11-16-2 on their home ice. Ottawa averages 4.2 penalties per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 33 total penalties.
The Blackhawks are 10-15-4 in road games. Chicago is last in the Western Conference averaging only 4.4 assists per game. Patrick Kane leads them with 46 total assists.
Chicago took down Ottawa 5-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 1. Kane scored three goals for the Blackhawks in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tkachuk has 42 total points for the Senators, 20 goals and 22 assists. Josh Norris has four goals over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Kane has 65 total points while scoring 19 goals and totaling 46 assists for the Blackhawks. Alex DeBrincat has six goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 3-6-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.5 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 3-6-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .881 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Matt Murray: out (neck).
Blackhawks: None listed.