Both Columbus and Ottawa have underachieved this season and will seek for a victory when they meet at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH, on January 23, 2022.
- Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 23/1/2022
- Starting time – 6 PM ET
- Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
Columbus Blue Jackets Stats & Form
The Columbus Blue Jackets are currently fifth in the Metropolitan Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with an 18-19-1 record. The Blue Jackets have lost 6 of their last 10 games.
They dropped the last one 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Gus Nyquist and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four of their last five home games. The Blue Jackets are 7-12-0 in conference play. Columbus is seventh in the Eastern Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.4 assists.
Jakub Voracek leads the Blue Jackets with 25 assists and has 26 points this season. Gustav Nyquist has five goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Columbus. Columbus is averaging 2.8 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .888 save percentage in their last 10 games.
Columbus Blue Jackets News
Adam Boqvist, Cole Sillinger and Vladislav Gavrikov will not suit up tonight for Columbus.
Ottawa Senators Stats & Form
The Ottawa Senators had major difficulties during the season with the majority of their roster being sidelined due to health and safety protocols. They are currently seventh in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference with an 11-20-3 but have played as many as nine games less compared to their conference opponents.
They are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.
Thomas Chabot opened the scoring for Ottawa on the first shot of the game and Zach Sanford added a goal early in the second period. Murray made 30 saves but couldn’t prevent the Senators’ third straight loss overall and ninth in a row at Washington dating to December 2014.
The Senators are 6-10-2 in Eastern Conference play. Ottawa averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 66 total minutes.
Josh Norris leads the Senators with 18 goals and has 26 points. Drake Batherson has four goals over the last 10 games for Ottawa. The Senators are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.8 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Ottawa Senators News
Nikita Zaitsev and Dillon Heatherington are out for the Senators.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators Head-to-Head Stats
Columbus has won 7 of the last 10 games against Ottawa including 4 of the last 5. Six of the last 9 games have gone over 5.5 goals with last two finishing 3-3 in regulation.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Ottawa Senators Betting Odds
The Columbus Blue Jackets are slight favorites coming into Sunday’s night game with 113 odds to win while the Blue Jackets are at 174. The draw is set at 356.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with both ways at -111.
Columbus is definitely the better team but Ottawa will have their chances in this match. Both teams are scoring a lot lately and that will definitely be the case tonight. This game will go over 5.5 goals which is our prediction. For those who want to bet on the winner Columbus is the better choice.