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New Jersey takes on Ottawa, aims to halt 3-game skid

New Jersey Devils (17-24-7, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (17-23-8, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Ottawa, Ontario; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New Jersey enters the matchup against Ottawa as losers of three games in a row.

The Senators are 12-15-6 against Eastern Conference opponents. Ottawa is last in the NHL shooting 29.8 shots per game.

The Devils are 5-8-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey averages 10.4 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the NHL. Wayne Simmonds leads the team serving 54 total minutes.

In their last meeting on Dec. 29, New Jersey won 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads the Senators with a plus-13 in 46 games played this season. Connor Brown has recorded four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.

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Blake Coleman leads the Devils with 19 goals and has 27 points. Nico Hischier has scored four goals over the last 10 games for New Jersey.

LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .895 save percentage.

Senators: 1-5-4, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .889 save percentage.

INJURIES: Senators: Jean-Gabriel Pageau: day to day (upper body).

Devils: Louis Domingue: day to day (lower body).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.