Senators vs. Panthers - 4/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (46-25-9) at Ottawa Senators (36-35-9)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Florida Panthers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Florida Panthers look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Aleksander Barkov leads Florida with 28 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 38 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 174 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 139 goals on 1,773 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 46 goals on 585 shots. Luongo has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators could use a nice win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 29 goals, Mark Stone has 38 assists and Zack Smith has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 160 goals on 1,881 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 60 goals on 672 shots. Anderson has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 25-9 in their last 34 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Panthers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Ottawa and 19-39 in the last 58 meetings overall.
The Panthers are still fighting for that second seed in the east and are back on one of their hot streaks. The Senators continue to be a struggling hockey team that can't string wins together. Give me Florida to get another victory.