Ottawa Senators (16-15-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (14-18-7)
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 6, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under:
The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Ottawa Senators have split their last eight games and begin a four-game road trip. The Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators haven’t scored a power play goal in their last six games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 12 goals, Erik Karlsson has 20 assists and Bobby Ryan has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Craig Anderson has allowed 58 goals on 795 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 43 goals on 459 shots. The Senators have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
The Philadelphia Flyers continue to drop in the standings with losses in five straight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored three power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds have combined for 30 goals, Claude Giroux has 30 assists and Brayden Schenn has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Steve Mason has allowed 64 goals on 758 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 42 goals on 392 shots.
The Senators are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 4-12 in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 10-4 in their last 14 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. The Senators are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and the home team is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
The Philadelphia Flyers return home after a long road trip, which should result in better play in this contest. Also, the home team has won 20 of the last 28 meetings between these two teams. Look for the Flyers to roll here.