Ottawa faces New York on 3-game home slide
New York Islanders (38-21-7, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Ottawa Senators (23-38-6, 16th in the Eastern Conference)
Ottawa, Ontario; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Ottawa hosts New York looking to break its three-game home slide.
The Senators have gone 14-15-4 in home games. Ottawa has surrendered 38 power-play goals, killing 78.9 percent of opponent chances.
The Islanders have gone 18-11-3 away from home. New York is last in the Eastern Conference recording 28.4 shots per game. In their last matchup on March 5, New York won 5-4.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brady Tkachuk leads the Senators with 14 goals and has recorded 33 points. Magnus Paajarvi has recorded four assists and totaled 4 points over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 5-4-1, averaging 8.1 points, three goals, 5.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.
Senators: 2-7-1, averaging 7.1 points, 2.4 goals, 4.7 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 4.1 goals per game with a .879 save percentage.
Senators Injuries: None listed.
Islanders Injuries: Matt Martin: day to day (upper body).