Senators vs. Lightning - 2/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (29-18-4) at Ottawa Senators (24-23-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +127 / Tampa Bay Lightning -140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, RDS
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators meet Monday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 21 goals, Steven Stamkos has 19 assists and Vladislav Namestnikov has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 77 goals on 1,037 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 31 goals on 359 shots. Bishop has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 23 goals, Bobby Ryan has 26 assists and Mark Stone has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 117 goals on 1,340 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 36 goals on 359 shots. Anderson has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Lightning are 7-3 in their last 10 Monday games and 10-1 in their last 11 overall. The Senators are 4-13 in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games. The Lightning are 7-28 in the last 35 meetings in Ottawa and 23-48-2 in the last 73 meetings overall.
The Lightning are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and have made a living beating up on losing teams. The Senators are just 1-9 in their last 10 games when coming off a win. I'll take the road team at the reasonable price.