Philadelphia and Ottawa face off in conference battle
Ottawa Senators (32-42-7, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (25-45-11, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Flyers -126, Senators +106; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia faces Ottawa in Eastern Conference play.
The Flyers are 11-30-8 in Eastern Conference games. Philadelphia is last in the Eastern Conference averaging only 6.8 points per game. Cam Atkinson leads them with 50 total points.
The Senators are 21-22-6 in Eastern Conference play. Ottawa averages 10.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 117 total minutes.
In their last matchup on March 18, Ottawa won 3-1. Alex Formenton recorded a team-high 2 points for the Senators.
TOP PERFORMERS: Travis Konecny has 52 total points for the Flyers, 16 goals and 36 assists. James van Riemsdyk has five goals over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Mathieu Joseph leads the Senators with a plus-eight in 11 games this season. Tim Stutzle has seven goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 2-8-0, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 4.2 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game with an .882 save percentage.
Senators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.8 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flyers: Cam York: out (lower-body), Rasmus Ristolainen: out (upper body), Patrick Brown: out for season (upper-body), Nick Seeler: out (lower-body), Carter Hart: out (lower-body), Cam Atkinson: out (lower-body).
Senators: Mathieu Joseph: out (undisclosed), Colin White: out (covid-19 protocol), Matt Murray: out (neck), Connor Brown: out for season (undisclosed).