Detroit Red Wings (6-6-1) at Ottawa Senators (5-2-5)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Ottawa Senators -155 / Detroit Red Wings +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Ottawa Senators welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town in an NHL tilt on Thursday.
The Detroit Red Wings visit the Ottawa Senators for 4th road game in five contests. Detroit is looking for their third consecutive victory after downing the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 on Tuesday night.
The Coyotes opportunity at back to back wins went by the wayside with their defense unable to contain the Red Wings. The balanced Detroit offense saw scoring from Dylan Larkin, Gustav Nyquist, Luke Glendening, Anthony Mantha and Darren Helm to make a winner of Jimmy Howard and his 30 stops.
The Coyotes offense came off the sticks of Jason Demers, Nick Cousins and Clayton Keller with Keller adding an assist. Scott Wedgewood was saddled with the Arizona loss with four goals allowed on 39 shots.
The Ottawa Senators will be looking to right the ship when the Detroit Red Wings pay a visit on Thursday. Ottawa has been struggling as of late with defeats in three of four following an 8-3 loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
The Canadiens enjoyed their largest scoring burst in recent memory with rookie Charles Hudson and Artturi Lehkonen leading the way with a pair of goals each. Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Piekanec also lit the lamp for the Habs to support 25 saves by Al Montoya.
The Senators attack produced goals from Tom Pyatt, Ryan Dzingel and Christopher DiDomenico with Mike Hoffman adding a pair of assists. Craig Anderson took the loss for the Sens with six goals allowed on 15 shots before Mike Condon came in and gave up two goals on 14 shots.
Under is 7-1 in DET last 8 vs. Atlantic and Detroit are 2-6 in their last 8 overall and Detroit are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. Atlantic. Ottawa are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and Ottawa are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 17-6-3 in Ottawa last 26 Thursday games. Detroit are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Ottawa.
I see the Senators as a sizeable favorite despite some recent problems. I’m not sure either side is a great bet but pending goalies I’ll go with the Red Wings…