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Ottawa Senators (40-24-8)


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Pens, Sens jockeying for playoff seeding

OTTAWA -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators will be out to challenge for first place in their divisions on Thursday when they meet at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Penguins clinched a playoff berth for the 11th straight season with a 3-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday and moved to within a point of the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals. The Penguins are one point ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

The Senators ended a four-game losing streak (0-2-2) with a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday and are three points behind the Montreal Canadiens for first place in the Atlantic Division with a game in hand.

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Leaders
Points: E. Karlsson66
Plus/Minus: M. Hoffman14
Shots on Goal: E. Karlsson201
PIM: M. Borowiecki134
Win: C. Anderson22
Shutouts: M. Condon5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 187 (20)
Shots: 2161 (21)
PP%: 17.7% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 771 (4)
Assists: 317 (19)
SH Goals: 7 (10)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Montreal 41 23 9 91
Ottawa 40 24 8 88
Toronto 34 23 15 83
Boston 38 29 6 82
Tampa Bay 34 29 9 77
Florida 31 30 11 73
Buffalo 30 32 12 72
Detroit 29 32 11 69
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 185 (22)
Shots Against: 2193 (15)
PK%: 81.3% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 767 (5)
Shutouts: 9 (2)
Sv%: 0.916 (10)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/11 M. Stone Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
2/27 C. Neil Broken finger (IR)
9/25 C. MacArthur Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/17 C. Driedger Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
3/14 C. Driedger Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
3/13 P. Varone Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
3/10 P. Varone Called up from minors from Binghamton-AHL
3/6 B. Gormley Traded for future considerations
3/1 J. Jokipakka Traded w/ pick for Curtis Lazar, Mike Kostka
2/28 P. Varone Sent to minors Bingahmton-AHL
2/28 M. Blunden Sent to minors Binghamton-AHL
2/28 C. DiDomenico Signed as Free Agent Two-year contract
2/28 V. Stalberg Traded for 2017 3rd-rd draft pick
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