Ottawa Senators (25-23-10) at Los Angeles Kings (29-18-12)
|Date & Time||Thursday February 26, 2015, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -225 / Ottawa Senators +185 --- Over/Under: 5
The surging Los Angeles Kings look to rack up another win when the Ottawa Senator come to town.
The Los Angeles Kings hope to give another strong performance for the Staples Center faithful who have seen their team win number eight in a row after a 1-0 victory versus vising Detroit on Tuesday. The Kings playoff hopes looked dead when the team dropped 10-12 but right now they are the hottest team in the game. This one belonged to the defense and Jonathan Quick who stopped 20 shots and has been in goal for all eight wins with an amazing 13 goals allowed in this stretch. Justin Williams tip in at 2:24 of the opening frame proved to be more then enough for Quick who logged his 4th shutout. Jonas Gustavsson was the tough luck loser despite a 26 save performance.
The Ottawa Senators are trying to add on to their latest string of success when they face the streaking Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at the Staples Center. The Senators are coming off one of their best performances of the season in a 3-0 road win at Anaheim Wednesday. Rookie netminder Andrew Hammond has begun his career with three straight wins off his first ever shutout in an unexpected start to his career. Hammond recorded 26 saves to get the win while Mika Zibanejad, Erik Condra and Kyle Turris gave the Senators all te offense they would need. John Gibson absorded the loss for the Ducks with with a pair of goals allowed on 33 shots which put an abrupt halt to Anaheim's three game winning streak.
The Under is 4-0 in Senators last 4 road games and is 4-0-2 in Senators last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 while the Senators are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. For Los Angeles the Kings are 8-0 in their last 8 overall and 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest while going 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Head to Head the Senators are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles with the over going 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings while the Senators are 2-12-1 in the last 15 meetings. Given how hot the Kings are I don't know if it's wise to go against them but the value is questionable...