Dallas Stars (21-19-7) at Ottawa Senators (19-18-9)
|Date & Time||Thursday January 29, 2015, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Stars +110 / Senators -121
The Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Dallas Stars have split their last six games and play their sixth road game of the month. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have scored three power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 28 goals, Jamie Benn has 28 assists and Jason Spezza has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 113 goals on 1,170 shots on goal and Anders Lindback has given up 29 goals on 232 shots. The Stars have lost four of their last five road games.
The Ottawa Senators are trying to hang in the Atlantic by splitting their last six games. The Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have one power play goal 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 16 goals, Erik Karlsson has 22 assists and Clarke MacArthur has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Craig Anderson has allowed 73 goals on 999 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 50 goals on 500 shots.
The Stars are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Senators are 2-8 in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-10 in their last 12 games following a win. The Stars are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
While the Stars aren't playing great hockey recently, they have beaten the Senators in six straight meetings. Add that to the fact Ottawa has had trouble winning back-to-back games this season, and I like Dallas to pick up the road win here.