Ottawa Senators (29-41-7, 7th in Atlantic Ocean) with Columbus Blue Jackets (35-36-6, Metropolitan VI)
Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
Important Columbus has lost three games in a row against Ottawa.
Blue Jackets are 20-24-2 with Conference Opponents. Columbus is seventh with an average of 3.2 goals per game and leads Patrick Line with 26 goals.
The senators are 18-21-6 in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa averaged 9.9 minutes per game, the fourth in the Eastern Conference. Brady Taksuk leads the team for a total of 115 minutes.
Columbus won 4-1 last March 16. Jack Roslovich scored twice for the Blue Jackets.
Top performers for the Blue Jackets have 56 total points, 26 goals and 30 assists for the Blue Jackets. Roslovich has scored seven goals and two assists for Columbus in his last 10 appearances.
Josh Norris leads the Senate with 33 goals and 51 points. Takutuk has scored five goals and eight assists in his last 10 games in Ottawa.
Past 10 games: Blue Jackets: 3-6-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.5 penalties and eight free kicks, leaving 3.1 goals per game .911 percent.
The senators saved 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.5 free kicks, leaving 3.1 goals per game .905 percent.
Injuries: Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: For Season (Dale) Out, Patrick Line: Day (upper body), Zach Werenski: Day (upper body), Yegor Chinakhov: Day (upper body).
Senators Matt Matthias Joseph Out (Unspecified), Colin White Out (Covided-19 Protocol), Matt Mory Ref Out (Neck).