Columbus Blue Jackets at Ottawa Senators
|Date & Time||Saturday April 6, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Canadian Tire Centre
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -240 / Ottawa Senators +195 -- Over/Under: 6
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Columbus Blue Jackets look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Cam Atkinson leads Columbus with 41 goals, Artemi Panarin has 57 assists and Pierre-Luc Dubois has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 151 goals on 1,729 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has allowed 65 goals on 622 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Ottawa Senators look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 41 assists and Chris Tierney has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 160 goals on 1,669 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
The Blue Jackets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Ottawa.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing some of their best hockey of the season as they gear up for a playoff run, and they have a chance to move up a seed with another two points here. The Ottawa Senators will finish the season as the worst team in hockey and are a team that keeps getting blasted on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets have won the last three meetings against the Senators and those games have a combined score of 11-4. The Columbus Blue Jackets should get another big victory.