Edmonton Oilers (21-13-7) at Ottawa Senators (20-14-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday January 8, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ottawa Senators -120 / Edmonton Oilers -102 --- Over/Under:
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The Edmonton Oilers look for another road victory on Sunday as they head into the Canadian Tire Centre to face off against the Ottawa Senators.
The Oilers netted another road victory in New Jersey on Saturday night after a win against the Bruins earlier in the week and they will look for yet another against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday in the Canadian capital. The Oil have really turned a corner this season and have followed up their blistering start with some consistent play over the last month and could very well hold the Pacific division lead by the end of the weekend if they can get a win here against the Sens. Edmonton has always had the offensive talent to be among the league’s best but their defense has always masked that potential as it has been dreadful for years but they have made the right adjustments this season and certainly look like they could snap their lengthy playoff drought that extends back to the 2006 season. Cam Talbot will likely get the call in goal as he will face off against Mike Condon.
The Senators meanwhile played the Washington Capitals very well last night but a TJ Oshie goal stood up as the only marker of the game as the Caps netted a 1-0 victory and left the Sens without anything to show for it. Ottawa will look to regroup here against an Oilers side who has been able to find success in this building over the years, but the Sens have been at their best when playing at the CTC this season as 11 of their wins have come at home and they always seem to give their fans something to cheer about.
The Oilers are 1-6 in their last seven when playing in a 4-6 set and are 11-40 in their last 51 games playing in the back end of a double header while the Sens are 5-1 in their last six playing in the back end of a double header and are 24-10 in their last 34 against the Pacific. Edmonton is playing very well right now but the Sens need a win at home here and they seem to be at their best when playing against the Pacific division.