Ottawa Senators (7-4-4) at Edmonton Oilers (6-9-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 13, 2014, 9:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -108 / Ottawa Senators -102 --- Over/Under: 5.5
Rexall Place and the Edmonton Oilers play host to the Ottawa Senators in Thursday night action.
The Ottawa Senators look to get back in the win column when they pay a visit to Edmonton Thursday. The Senators dropped a 4-3, overtime decision at Vancouver Tuesday when Daniel Sedin beat Craig Anderson with only 55 seconds remaining in the extra session. The balanced Canucks received goals from Alexandre Burrows, Kevin Bieksa and Shawn Matthias while Henrik Sedin added a pair of helpers to make Ryan Miller's 21 saves hold up for the Canucks 4th win in five contests. Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris supplied the Senators with goalls but Anderson's 33 stops was not enough to prevent a three game slide heading in to Edmonton.
The Edmonton Oilers return home looking to give the fans at Rexall Place something to cheer about when Ottaw comes to town Thursday. The Oilers saw a modest two game winning streak come to an end in a 3-2 defeat at Nashville on Tuesday night. The Oilers had nothing going for them at either ends of the ice in the opening frame with the Predators jumping to a 3-0 lead. Edmonton scored twice in the second but neither offense mustered anything the rest of the way. Matt Cullen, Filip Forsberg and Mike Ribeiro each lit the lamp and Pekka Rinne recorded 21 stops as Nashville won number three in a row. Nail Yapupov and Benoit Pouliot scored for Edmonton who saw their shot at a three game winning streak end with Vikto Fasth allowing the three goals on 17 shots before getting pulled for Ben Scrivens who made 18 saves.
The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and are 2-9 in their last 11 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation while going 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. For Edmonton the under is 13-2-3 in Oilers last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and is 6-1 in Oilers last 7 home games while the Oilers are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. Head to head the road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the Senators are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton. No goalies have been confirmed and no lines are out but I lean to the Senators right now. Please check back by Thursday afternoon for a final pick...