Ottawa faces St. Louis on 5-game losing streak
Ottawa Senators (19-31-5, seventh in the Atlantic) vs. St. Louis Blues (32-16-7, second in the Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa aims to end its five-game slide when the Senators take on St. Louis.
The Blues have gone 19-6-2 in home games. St. Louis is third in the Western Conference recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.2 assists.
The Senators are 9-15-3 on the road. Ottawa serves 10.8 penalty minutes per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 94 total minutes.
St. Louis beat Ottawa 5-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 15. Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals for the Blues in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jordan Kyrou leads the Blues with 53 points, scoring 22 goals and adding 31 assists. David Perron has four goals over the last 10 games for St. Louis.
Tkachuk leads the Senators with 39 points, scoring 18 goals and adding 21 assists. Connor Brown has six assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 6-2-2, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.2 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Senators: 2-7-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 4.1 assists, 5.4 penalties and 14.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blues: Marco Scandella: out (lower-body).
Senators: None listed.