Hurricanes vs. Senators - 3/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (31-29-7) at Carolina Hurricanes (29-26-11)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes square off Tuesday at the PNC Arena.
The Ottawa Senators look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 25 goals, Bobby Ryan has 27 assists and Mark Stone has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 73.8 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 140 goals on 1,677 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 46 goals on 498 shots. Anderson has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Carolina Hurricanes need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 23 goals, Jordan Staal has 23 assists and Victor Rask has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 98 goals on 1,056 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 69 goals on 709 shots. Ward has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Senators are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and 6-14 in their last 20 road games. The Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Carolina and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings overall.
While the Hurricanes have beaten up on the Senators over the years, especially in Carolian, it's Ottawa who is playing the better hockey right now. I'll take the road team in this spot.