Ottawa Senators (9-9-3) at Minnesota Wild (12-7-2)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 21, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Minnesota Wild -210 / Ottawa Senators +180 --- Over/Under: 6
The Ottawa Senators go on the road to face the Minnesota Wild in a Wednesday NHL tilt.
The Ottawa Senators saw their chance at a third consecutive pass them by in a 7-5 loss to Florida on Monday. Matt Duchene and Brady Tkachuk scored twice for Ottawa with Drake Batherson and Zack Smith providing markers. Craig Anderson gave up five goals on 22 shots to get the loss while Mike McKenna stopped 9-10 for the Senators in relief.
The explosive Florida attack saw Troy Brouwer, Aleksander Barkov, Jared McCann, Evgenii Dadonov, Michael Haley, Frank Vatrano and Mike Hoffman all find the back of the net. James Reimer struggled in the nets for the Panthers with five goals allowed on 38 shots but that was still a winning effort.
The Minnesota Wild have been one of the better teams in the NHL for several weeks but the team has dropped three of four after a 3-1 defeat at Chicago on Sunday. Zach Parise scored on the power play in the second with Alex Stalock absorbing the loss for the Wild with two goals allowed on 27 shots.
Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad scored in the first for the Blackhawks with Dominik Kahun hitting the empty net with just under a minute remaining. Patrick Kane provided two helpers while Corey Crawford picked up the win for Chicago with 39 saves.
Over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 vs. Western Conference and over is 8-1 in Senators last 9 road games and over is 5-1-2 in Senators last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game. Wild are 5-1 in their last 6 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 4-1 in Wild last 5 vs. Atlantic. Senators are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Minnesota certainly doesn’t want things to turn in to a losing streak and I think they get this…