Ottawa Senators (4-1-0) at Chicago Blackhawks (4-1-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 26, 2014, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -200 / Ottawa Senators +181 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks will play Sunday night at the United Center.
The Ottawa Senators are 4-1-1 on the season after losing Saturday to the New Jersey Devils, a loss that snapped their four-game winning streak. The Senators are being led by terrific goaltending that has allowed no more than three goals in all six games. Craig Anderson has allowed six goals on 98 shots and Robin Lehner has allowed seven goals on 109 shots faced. The Ottawa Senators have won nine of their last 11 games when allowing three or less goals. Offensively is where some of the struggles have come in for the Senators. Erik Karlsson has 30 shots on goal, Clarke MacArthur has two goals and Kyle Turris has three assists. The Senators have made most of their living on the power play with five power play goals.
The Chicago Blackhawks return home after losing back-to-back road games, which includes a loss on Saturday to the St. Louis Blues. Like the Senators, the Blackhawks are being carried by a goaltending crew that’s allowed three or less goals in all seven games. Corey Crawford has allowed seven goals on 95 shots and Antti Raanta has allowed six goals on 90 shots faced. The Chicago Blackhawks have won eight of their last 11 games when allowing three or less goals. The Blackhawks are also getting it done on the power play, not allowing a power play goal in three straight games. Offensively, Patrick Sharp has three goals, Brandon Saad has five assists and Marian Hossa has 21 shots on goal. This will be the fifth home game of the season for the Blackhawks.
The Senators are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 5-11 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blackhawks are 65-24 in their last 89 home games and 60-26 in their last 86 games playing on 0 days rest. The Senators are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Both teams are playing well and coming off playing Saturday. Anything can happen here. As a shot in the dark, give me the Ottawa Senators at the insane price.