Ottawa Senators (18-18-8) at New York Rangers (26-13-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 20, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Rangers -205 / Ottawa Senators +184 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers play Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
The Ottawa Senators continue to drop in the Atlantic with losses in five of their last seven games. The Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have scored four power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 15 goals, Bobby Ryan has 19 assists and Clarke MacArthur has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Craig Anderson has allowed 67 goals on 924 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 50 goals on 500 shots.
The New York Rangers have won seven of their last nine games and play their third home game of the month. The Rangers are averaging three goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have scored one power play goal in their last five games and have won 12 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Rick Nash leads New York with 28 goals, Martin St. Louis has 21 assists and Derick Brassard has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Cam Talbot has allowed 21 goals on 284 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 76 goals on 952 shots.
The Senators are 11-3 in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-14 in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 25-8 in the last 33 meetings in New York and the road team is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
You guys know how I feel about laying massive chalk, especially in a hockey game where anytime can win depending on how the puck bounces. The Senators have owned the Rangers for as long as I can remember in New York. I'll take a shot with the value and the road team.