The Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Avicii Arena on Thursday afternoon.
Red Wings Take Out Columbus
The Detroit Red Wings come into this one looking to build on their 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last matchup. Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in scoring with 17 points along with 5 goals and a team-high 12 assists while Alex DeBrincat has 15 points with a team-high 10 goals and 5 apples. Moritz Seider has 11 points with 10 assists while Lucas Raymond has 11 points with 5 goals and 6 assists and J.T. Compher has 11 points with 3 goals and 8 assists as well this season. Ville Husso has gone 6-3-1 in goal for Detroit this season with a 3.61 GAA and an .885 save percentage while James Reimer is 2-2-1 with a .933 save percentage and 1.80 GAA this season.
Detroit Red Wings Team Facts
- The Red Wings have lost each of their last six Thursday games.
- The Red Wings have failed to cover the puck line in four of their last five games.
- The favorites have won the second period in five of the Red Wings' last six games.
- The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in four of the Red Wings' last five games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
Senators Edge Flames
The Ottawa Senators come into this one looking to build on a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames in their last matchup. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 17 points including a team-high 14 assists along with 3 goals. Claude Giroux has 15 points with 5 goals and 10 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 12 points with a team-high 8 goals. Jakob Chychrun and Mathieu Joseph each have 12 points with Chychrun logging 5 goals and 7 assists while Joseph has 8 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 4-4 with a 3.11 GAA and a .907 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 2-3 with a 3.79 GAA and an .833 save percentage in goal for the Senators.
Ottawa Senators Team Facts
- The Senators have lost each of their last three games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
- The Senators have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last three games as favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
- The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Senators' last 14 games.
- The Senators have won the third period in each of their last four night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
I’m rolling with the Red Wings here. There’s just too many variables in an international game to really lock in on one side, so we might as well take the value in what looks to be a true coin flip matchup. The only real edge Ottawa may have had was home ice and that’s gone, so might as well go value hunting and take the Red Wings here.