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Preview: Ducks Aim for Fifth Win in Seven Games Tonight in Ottawa

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara /

The Ducks' five-game road trip takes them to Canada's capital, where tonight they'll face the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. (4:30 p.m. PT, TV: Prime Ticket, Radio: AM 830). Anaheim comes in with four wins in its past six games (4-2-0), including a 3-1 victory on Saturday in LA.

Over their six-game stretch, the Ducks have outscored the opposition, 18-15, and have gone 13-for-14 on the penalty kill. They've also scored three shorthanded goals over that span to push their season total to nine, one shy of the single-season franchise mark (10) set three times: 1995-96, 2013-14 and 2017-18.

Meanwhile, the Senators enters tonight's matchup with an 18-24-10 record (46 points), seventh in the eight-team Atlantic Division. They've gone 2-3-5 in their past 10, including a 2-1 overtime loss at Toronto on Saturday. Anthony Duclair leads the team with a career-high 21 goals, besting his previous mark (20) set during the 2015-16 season with Arizona (81 GP). Of his 21 goals, 13 have been scored at home. Duclair also leads the Sens with 23 points in 26 games at Canadian Tire Centre this season.

This is the opener of a two-game season series between the Ducks and Sens. Anaheim is 18-10-8 all-time against Ottawa, including an 8-6-3 mark at Canadian Tire Centre. Ryan Getzlaf owns 16 points (7g/9a) in 16 career games vs. Ottawa, tops among active Ducks. Jakob Silfverberg, selected by Ottawa in the second round (39th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, has six points (4g/2a) in his past seven games against his former club. These clubs will meet once more on Tuesday, March 10 at Honda Center.

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