Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders - 12/4/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (18-7-0) at Ottawa Senators (10-9-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +114 / New York Islanders -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators battle in the second game of their home and home set.
The New York Islanders have been one of the hottest teams in the game as they head to Ottawa for game two of their home and home. The Islanders needed overtime to edge the Senators by a 3-2 count on Tuesday night to raise their home winning streak to seven in a row. The offensive hero was Thomas Hickey who bounced a shot off a Senators skate with 1:54 remaining in regulation for the win to give his team an 8-0 record in games not decided in regulation. New York also received goals from Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson to give Jaroslav Halak win number ten in a row with his 16 save performance and keep the Isles tied with Pittsburgh for the lead in the Metropolitan.
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The Ottawa Senators are hoping home ice is a lot more friendly when the Islanders visit Wednesday night to complete their home and home. The Senators took the scorching hot Isles to overtime where bad luck bit them when a shot deflected off the skate Cody Ceci and past Craig Anderson at the 3:06 mark of the extra session. Mike Hoffman gave Ottawa a 1-0 lead in the first with Clarke MacArthur erasing a 2-1 deficit with his tally at 11:14 of the third off a pass from Mark Stone. Anderson recorded 28 saves in a losing performance that left the Sens staring at a 1-3-1 road trip. Overall Ottawa is 1-4-1 in their last six contests but they are 5-2-3 at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The over is 4-0 in Islanders last 4 road games while the Islanders are 15-2 in their last 17 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game with the under going 6-1 in Islanders last 7 Thursday games. For Ottawa the under is 3-0-1 in Senators last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and the over is 4-0-1 in Senators last 5 games playing on 1 days rest while the under is 3-0-1 in Senators last 4 overall. Head to head the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings with the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings while the Islanders are 8-19-1 in the last 28 meetings in Ottawa. The Trends seem to favor the under but I'm waiting on goalies and a line on the white hot Islanders so please check back...