Ottawa Senators (8-4-6) at New York Rangers (9-9-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 19, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Rangers / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under:
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The Ottawa Senators look to stay undefeated on the road as they head into MSG to take on the New York Rangers on Sunday.
The Senators look to shake off a tough loss at home against the lowly Arizona Coyotes at home on Saturday afternoon as they take to the road to face off against a rested Rangers side coming off a road loss against the Blue Jackets on Friday as both teams aim for a win to cap off the weekend. Ottawa has struggled on home ice to start the season but they have been brilliant on the road as they have won all four games away from the Canadian Tire Centre but they will have their work cut out for them here as the Rangers have been playing their best hockey of the season and are a perfect 5-0 in their last five home games. Ottawa is expected to go back with Craig Anderson in this one after getting the game off yesterday as he will face off against Henrik Lundqvist who has rebounded from a shaky start to the season and is back to playing at top form.
The Rangers meanwhile are 6-2 in their last eight overall and 4-1 in their last five against the Atlantic and while the Sens have been strong on the road they are coming off a hideous effort against a Coyotes side who has been a punching bag for the rest of the league this season. New York got off to a slow start but have since turned things around and should be in the mix for top spot in the Metro division by season’s end if they can stay healthy and with the way they have been playing against teams with a losing record they should be in good shape here as they are 78-38 in their last 116 games against a team with more losses than wins.
The Sens are 3-7 in their last 10 against the Eastern Conference and 1-5 in their last six against the Metro while the Rangers are 1-6 in their last seven when their opponent scores two or less in their previous game and 4-1 in their last five against the East. This one figures to be a tight contest from start to finish and with both starter’s going here I like the under in a game that could very well be decided in overtime.