BLUE JACKETS (12-14-5) at SENATORS (13-17-2)
1 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, FS-O, NHL.TV
John Tortorella could move into 15th place in NHL history in coaching wins when the Columbus Blue Jackets play the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
Tortorella and Darryl Sutter are tied with 634 wins.
Joonas Korpisalo will start in net the Blue Jackets, who are 1-4-1 in their past six games after going 5-2-0 in their previous seven.
Anders Nilsson will start in goal for the Senators, who are 2-6-1 in their past nine games after going 5-1-0 in their previous six.
Players to watch
Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo made 31 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.
Senators forward Anthony Duclair has seven points (five goals, two assists) in the past five games.
They said it
"We're under water. We're under water, so I'm anxious to see how people respond, how coaches respond, our whole team in that locker room, from coaches all the way down, how we're going to have to respond here." -- Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella
"You don't know what the score is going to be, but I don't think there's going to be a ton of chances either way. I think both teams know that they have to play defense to win hockey games. Both teams play hard, so I think you're going to see a hard-fought game." -- Senators coach D.J. Smith
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Sonny Milano -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Nick Foligno -- Boone Jenner -- Josh Anderson
Gustav Nyquist -- Alexandre Texier -- Cam Atkinson
Alexander Wennberg -- Riley Nash -- Eric Robinson
Dean Kukan -- Seth Jones
Ryan Murray -- David Savard
Vladislav Gavrikov -- Andrew Peeke
Scratched: Scott Harrington
Injured: Emil Bemstrom (rib), Brandon Dubinsky (wrist), Markus Nutivaara (upper body), Kole Sherwood (oblique), Zach Werenski (shoulder)
Senators projected lineup
Brady Tkachuk -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis -- Artem Anisimov -- Colin White
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Chris Tierney -- Anthony Duclair
Nick Paul -- Logan Brown -- Jonathan Davidsson
Thomas Chabot -- Ron Hainsey
Mark Borowiecki -- Nikita Zaitsev
Cody Goloubef -- Maxime Lajoie
Scratched: Mikkel Boedker
Injured: Scott Sabourin (nose), Craig Anderson (knee), Dylan DeMelo (finger)
Jones did not practice Friday but is expected to play. ... Werenski took part in drills Friday for the first time since he was injured Nov. 30. ... Sherwood also took part in drills for the first time since he was injured Nov. 9. … DeMelo will be out 3-4 weeks after breaking his finger blocking a shot in a 3-2 overtime loss at the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. … Smith said Hogberg will start one of the two games during the Florida road trip, which starts at the Florida Panthers on Monday.
The Blue Jackets have scored two goals or fewer in five in their past six games. … Pageau has 16 goals in 32 games, three from his NHL best of 19 goals in 82 games in 2015-16.