Ottawa Senators (9-6-4) at Detroit Red Wings (10-5-5)
|Date & Time||Monday November 24, 2014, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -155 / Ottawa Senators +141 --- Over/Under: 5
The Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings play Monday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Ottawa Senators have lost five of their last seven games and have had a hard time putting the puck in the net recently. The Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game on the season and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have scored three power play goals in their last two games and have won four of their last six games when scoring three or more goals. Clarke MacArthur leads Ottawa with eight goals, Erik Karlsson has nine assists and Kyle Turris has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last seven games. Craig Anderson has allowed 25 goals on 385 shots and Robin Lehner has given up 23 goals on 275 shots faced.
The Detroit Red Wings have split their last four games and are hanging around in the Atlantic. Offensively, the Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have won four of their last five games when scoring three or more goals and have scored a power play goal in three of their last four games. Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist have combined for 18 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 13 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Jimmy Howard has given up 33 goals on 424 shots faced.
The Senators are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 477-232-27 in their last 736 home games. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The road team has controlled this series lately and it's not like either team has played with much consistency late. I'm not paying that insane juice, so I'll take a shot in the dark with Ottawa.