The Ottawa Senators rebounded from an embarrassing viral video and put a significantly better performance on tape, scoring a season-high seven goals for just their second win in eight outings. The Senators aim to complete a three-game homestand on a positive note Thursday when the Vegas Golden Knights pay a visit to Canadian Tire Centre.

Matt Duchene set up three goals as Ottawa breezed to a 7-3 win over New Jersey on Tuesday in the wake of a video clip depicting seven players - including Duchene himself - insulting assistant coach Martin Raymond during an Uber ride. "I want to take this opportunity to extend my absolute sincere apologies to Marty Raymond," the 27-year-old Duchene said, per the Ottawa Citizen. "He is a heck of a person, and coach, and he didn't deserve what we said." Vegas defenseman Shea Theodore extended his assist streak to four games by setting up Cody Eakin's second-period goal during Tuesday's 3-1 setback at Toronto. Jonathan Marchessault has been held off the scoresheet in back-to-back contests following a three-game point streak that began with his goal on a penalty shot in overtime of a 4-3 win against the Senators on Oct. 28.

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ABOUT THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS (6-8-1): Erik Haula sustained a gruesome right leg injury when he was hit by Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau along the side boards, resulting in the 27-year-old Finn being removed from the ice on a stretcher. Coach Gerard Gallant told reporters on Wednesday that Haula will remain with the team but won't play in the remaining three games of the road trip. Haula, who posted career highs in goals (29), assists (26) and points (55) last season, had been playing on the second line in place of an injured Paul Stastny (lower body).



ABOUT THE SENATORS (6-6-3): Thomas Chabot pushed his point streak to four games after scoring a goal and setting up two others against the Devils. The 21-year-old Quebec native certainly has stepped in up the absence of the former captain Erik Karlsson, leading all NHL defensemen in assists (16) and points (20) this season. Mark Stone is hot on his heels in regard to the team lead, as he recorded five points (two goals, three assists) versus the Devils to give him 10 during his four-game point streak and 18 overall.

OVERTIME

1. Vegas RW Alex Tuch has three goals in three career meetings with Ottawa, including two last month.

2. Senators G Craig Anderson, who had 49 saves in the previous encounter versus the Golden Knights, will draw the start despite exiting Tuesday's tilt for an undisclosed reason.

3. All four of Eakin's goals this season have been scored against Eastern Conference representatives.

PREDICTION: Golden Knights 4, Senators 2  Bet Now

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