Senators host the Canucks after Giroux's 2-goal showing
Thu, Nov 9, 2023
NHL News (AP)
Vancouver Canucks (9-2-1, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (5-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division)
Ottawa, Ontario; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Canucks -114, Senators -108; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators host the Vancouver Canucks after Claude Giroux's two-goal game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Senators' 6-3 win.
Ottawa has a 5-6 record overall and a 3-4-0 record in home games. The Senators rank eighth in league play with 59 total penalties (averaging 5.4 per game).
Vancouver is 9-2-1 overall and 4-2-0 on the road. The Canucks are first in NHL play with 54 total goals (averaging 4.5 per game).
Thursday's game is the first time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brady Tkachuk has eight goals and three assists for the Senators. Jakob Chychrun has scored five goals with six assists over the last 10 games.
Quinn Hughes has five goals and 15 assists for the Canucks. J.T. Miller has six goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 5-5-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.5 assists, 5.2 penalties and 13 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Canucks: 7-2-1, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.1 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.
INJURIES: Senators: Erik Brannstrom: out (concussion), Thomas Chabot: out (hand), Mark Kastelic: out (lower-body), Ridly Greig: out (lower-body), Artem Zub: day to day (upper body).
Canucks: Guillaume Brisebois: out (upper-body), Teddy Blueger: out (leg), Tucker Poolman: out (head).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."