Dallas Stars (3-1-0) at Ottawa Senators (2-2-1)
|Date & Time||Monday October 15, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Ottawa Senators +141 / Dallas Stars -156 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Dallas Stars take to the road for the first time this season as they travel to Ottawa to take on the Senators on Monday night.
The Stars have had the luxury of opening the season with a lengthy home stretch but now they head to the road with their first stop in Ottawa against a Senators team who has been decent to start the year and will be looking to pull off the upset. The Stars went 3-1 to start the year and have a roster that is capable of winning the Stanley Cup, but as we have seen over the last five years or so they haven’t been able to convert their talent into a lengthy playoff run and are starting to run out of time. Dallas is led by Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn but the play of Alex Radulov will be key to their success as he has been brilliant since coming over from Montreal last season and he will look to get on the score sheet against a Sens side he has plenty of familiarity with.
The Senators had as tumultuous a season as you can have in the offseason as they lost Mike Hoffman and Erik Karlsson to two separate trades and now they focused without distraction on a full rebuild. Ottawa is excited about the young prospects they have on their team, namely rookie Brady Tkachuk and defenseman Thomas Chabot but when it comes to matching up with a high powered offense like the Stars the Senators will struggle to keep pace. Ottawa is winless in their last six games after allowing two or fewer in their previous game and face a Stars group that has gone over in five of their last seven and will look to fill the back of the Ottawa goal.
The Stars are 4-1 in their last five overall and winless in their last 8 against the Atlantic while the Senators are 3-10 in their last 13 against the Central and 4-0 in their last four against the Stars. Ottawa seems to have Dallas’ number but the better play seems to be the over as the Stars have a ton of weapons and Ottawa has had success this season offensively. Take the over here.