Senators vs. Stars - 3/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (39-20-7) at Ottawa Senators (30-28-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, RDS
The Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators square off Sunday at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Dallas Stars could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 32 goals, Tyler Seguin has 36 assists and Jason Spezza has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 105 goals on 1,077 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 80 goals on 851 shots. Niemi has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 25 goals, Bobby Ryan has 27 assists and Mark Stone has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 140 goals on 1,677 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 42 goals on 430 shots. Anderson has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 2-10 in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Stars have beaten the Senators in seven of the last eight meetings and are catching Ottawa on the end of a back to back, something they haven't handeled well at all. I'll take the road team here.