Hurricanes vs. Senators - 3/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (33-24-11) at Carolina Hurricanes (26-34-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +116 / Ottawa Senators -128 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday at the PNC Arena.
The Ottawa Senators look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have one power play goal in their last six games and have won eight straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 24 goals, Erik Karlsson has 36 assists and Bobby Ryan has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Andrew Hammond has allowed 16 goals on 353 shots faced and Craig Anderson has given up 80 goals on 1,067 shots.
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The Carolina Hurricanes need a win after losing five of their last seven. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have three power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 19 goals, Justin Faulk has 31 assists and Jeff Skinner has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Cam Ward has allowed 106 goals on 1,176 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 66 goals on 676 shots.
The 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Carolina and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
Hard to back the Hurricanes with the way they've been playing as of late. Look for the Senators to stay hot and pick up the road victory.