Pittsburgh Visits Ottawa Following Shootout Victory
Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators Face Off Wednesday in the Canadian Capital
The Pittsburgh Penguins (22-15-6, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) take on the Ottawa Senators (19-20-3, seventh in the Atlantic Division) in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST.
The Senators enter the contest with a 19-20-3 overall record and an 11-10-1 record at home. The Senators have struggled defensively giving up 137 goals while scoring only 124 goals, giving them a -13 scoring differential. The Penguins are 10-10-2 on the road, and own a 22-15-6 overall record. Pittsburgh has diplayed consistency in games decided by a single goal, earning a 6-4-6 record.
Leading the Senators offensively is Tim Stuetzle with 18 goals and 21 assists. Claude Giroux is on a hot streak with one goal and eight assists over the past 10 games. Evgeni Malkin is Pittsburgh’s top threat, having 15 goals and 26 assists on the season. He is supported by Jason Zucker, who has five goals and two assists over the past 10 games.
Mathieu Joseph and Josh Norris are out for Ottawa with lower body & shoulder injuries respectively. Ryan Poehling and Jeff Petry are out for the Penguins with upper body injuries, while Josh Archibald and Jan Rutta are day to day with undisclosed injuries. Tristan Jarry is out for the Penguins with a lower body injury.
Wednesday marks the first time this season the teams have faced off against each other.