Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/10/14
New Jersey Devils (34-29-16) at Ottawa Senators (34-31-14)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -130 / New Jersey Devils +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet, MSG+
The New Jersey Devils pay a visit to the Canadian Tire Centre to tangle with the Ottawa Senators.
If you thought New Jersey was in desperation mode before, it's must win time now after the Devils dropped a 1-0 decision on home ice against Calgary on Tuesday. Columbus holds a three point lead over New Jersey for the final Wild Card and have four games to play versus the Devils three. Mark Giordano scored on the power play just 23 seconds in to the final stanza and Karri Ramo made it stand up with a 31 save performance to give him his second shutout of the year. Cory Schneider absorbed the loss with 21 stops.
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The good news for Ottawa on Tuesday was they kept their postseason hopes alive with a 4-1 road win over the Islanders. The bad news is they were eliminated later that night when the Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes. Jason Spezza led the offense with a pair of tallies with Ales Hemsky also scoring while Matt Kassian potted an empty netter. Craig Anderson came up with a huge 45 save effort with Frans Nielsen the goal scorer for New York with Anders Nilsson giving up three goals on 31 shots. The Islanders played their last game at Nassau Coliseum with a move to Brooklyn slated for next season.
New Jersey is 1-4 in their last five meetings with the Senators and 1-6 in the past seven visits to Ottawa while the under is 8-1-2 in the last eleven at Ottawa. The numbers say the Devils are still alive but Columbus plays Wednesday and a win will ice New Jersey for the most part. I'm waiting for goalies but lean Senators depending on the chalk...