In a matchup between two teams that have underachieved this season, the Ottawa Senators are hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets in Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON on March 16, 2022.
- Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 16/3/2022
- Starting time – 6.30 PM ET
- Venue: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Senators Stats & Form
The Ottawa Senators are currently seventh in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 21-33-5 record.
After winning two straight games, the Senators lost the last two, 6-3 against Chicago and 5-3 against Arizona.
The Senators are 12-17-4 in Eastern Conference games. Ottawa averages 4.2 penalties per game, the most in the Eastern Conference. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 34 total penalties.
Artem Zub leads the Senators with a plus-four in 59 games this season. Josh Norris has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Senators are 3-7-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 4.7 penalties and 14.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .883 save percentage.
Ottawa Senators News
Matt Murray is out for the Senators with a neck injury.
Columbus Blue Jackets Stats & Form
The Columbus Blue Jackets are fifth in the Eastern Conference and ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 30-27-3 record.
The Blue Jackets have won 2 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 6-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Blue Jackets are 8-11-0 against opponents from the Metropolitan. Columbus ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.5 assists per game, led by Jakub Voracek with 0.7.
Oliver Bjorkstrand leads the Blue Jackets with 45 points, scoring 21 goals and adding 24 assists. Patrik Laine has five goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Columbus.
The Blue Jackets are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 4.4 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.
Columbus Blue Jackets News
The Columbus Blue Jackets will have their full roster available for Wednesday evening.
Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Head-to-Head Stats
The Columbus Blue Jackets have won 7 of the last 10 games against Ottawa but the Senators won the last game this season, 2-1.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have ended over 5.5 goals.
Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds
The Ottawa Senators are slight favorites to win this game with 116 odds in their favor while the visiting Blue Jackets are at 169. The draw is set at 356.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -132 to go over and 100 for under.
The Ottawa Senators stand no chances to advance to the playoffs even though they are a much better team than their current records say. The Blue Jackets, on the other hand, are ninth in the East which sounds promising but they have 11 points deficit to the Washington Capitals who stand in the last place that leads to the playoffs.
Columbus needs to win this game but with their current form, that doesn’t seem like a safe bet. These two teams are among the bottom 10 teams defensively and therefore there will be more than 6 games in this one.