4-5-0 in January; won their last three after a five-game losing streak.
Oustcored 29-23 in January; 16 of 23 goals have come in only three games (seven on Jan. 3, nine in their last two).
Mike Fisher, C – 16 G, 22 A, 38 Pts, +10
Daniel Alfredsson, RW – 13 G, 24 A, 37 Pts, +5 (including a hat trick on Monday night)
Alfredsson missed time with a shoulder injury, and has played only two games since returning.
Philip Kuba, D – 3 G, 15 A, 18 Pts, -4, 23:31 ATOI
Kuba has played in two games since missing four because of an upper-body injury.
The goaltender situation is far-from-settled in Ottawa. Former Blackhawks’ draft pick Mike Brodeur has come up from the Sens’ minor leagues this year and has been solid, starting his season 3-0, with only three goals allowed in the three games. He has a shutout already as well. However, Brodeur missed Monday’s game because of the flu, so Brian Elliot was called upon. Elliot is 11-11 with a 2.83 goals against average. Ottawa’s regular starter, Pascal LeClaire, is injured.
Marian Hossa played the first seven years of his career in Ottawa, against whom he has three goals and 15 assists in 12 career games. Hossa has not scored in his last eight games against Ottawa, though.
Cristobal Huet is expected to get the start in net for the Hawks. Huet is 5-6-1 against Ottawa with a 3.21 GAA and .908 save percentage. He shut Ottawa out 2-0 last year.