Senators vs. Panthers - 3/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (34-26-14) at Ottawa Senators (37-25-12)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, RDS
The Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators play Sunday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Florida Panthers look for win after splitting their last eight games. The Panthers are averaging 2.4 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have one power play goal in their last seven games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 24 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 34 assists and Aaron Ekblad has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Dan Ellis has allowed 13 goals on 166 shots faced and Roberto Luongo has given up 128 goals on 1,624 shots.
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The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 26 goals, Kyle Turris has 32 assists and Erik Karlsson has 262 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Andrew Hammond has allowed 31 goals on 502 shots faced and Craig Anderson has given up 84 goals on 1,098 shots.
The Panthers are 11-23 in their last 34 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-2 in their last 10 home games. The Panthers are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Ottawa and 15-38 in the last 53 meetings overall.
This is almost a must win game for both teams if either wants to sneak into the playoffs. I've been riding the Panthers for much of the season, as they were my surprise team from day one. I'm not backing down this late in the year.