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(15-16-4) Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators (20-12-3)
Date: Thursday, December 29
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Senators -144
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NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Detroit Red Wings will be in Ottawa on Thursday to take the ice against the Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Red Wings will be looking for their second win in three games after falling to Buffalo 3-4 on Tuesday.
The Senators will look to get things back on track after having an end put to their winning streak with a 3-4 loss against the New York Rangers their last time on the ice.
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings were looking for a second win in a row on Tuesday night when they played host to the Buffalo Sabres, but the Wings were forced to play from behind from early in the first and were unable to take control of the game.
Henrik Zetterberg was able to make it 1-2 with his seventh goal of the season at 14:46 in the second period.
Drew Miller found the net for the fourth time of the year at 16:14 in the second to make it 2-3. A power play resulted in a Thomas Vanek goal at 6:33in the third, but that was as close as Detroit would get.
The Red Wings have struggled with the puck on offense this season and have only been able to score an average of 2.3 goals per game.
They are at the bottom of the heap in the NHL on the power play this season, converting on just 12.5 percent of their opportunities.
The struggles have carried over to the defensive end of the ice with Detroit giving up an average of 2.9 goals per night to their opponents.
They have been below the league average on the penalty kill this year, giving up a goal 18.5 percent of the time they skating a man down.
The Ottawa Senators had their winning streak put to an end on Tuesday with a 3-4 loss to the Rangers in New York City.
The Senators were able to jump out to a quick lead with a goal from Mark Borowiecki at 2:02 in the first period and another at 3:10 from Zack Smith to make it 2-0.
Cody Ceci was able to find the net for the first time of the year at 16:56 in the first to put Ottawa up 3-1.
The Senators then proceeded to let the Gatorade fountain run dry and would do nothing more than watch the Rangers come back and win the game from there on out.
Ottawa has been able to put the puck in the net for an average of 2.5 goals per game this season, good for 21st in the league.
They have had some difficulties from time to time on the power play and have only been able to score on 17 percent of their opportunities.
The Senators have been solid on defense this season, giving up an average of just 2.6 goals per game to their opponents.
They are 17th in the league when skating a man down, allowing their opponents to score 18.5 percent of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 1-4 in their previous 5 against the Eastern Conference.
- Detroit is 2-5 in their previous 7 when playing on just one day of rest.
- Ottawa is 4-1 in their previous five games.
- Ottawa is 4-1 in their previous five when playing on one day of rest.
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators NHL Hockey Prediction:
The Red Wings are finally scoring some goals on offense, but it has still been one struggle after the other on the defensive end of the ice.
Ottawa does’nt have the most productive numbers on the season, but they have been able to put the puck in the back of the net a total of 23 times in their previous six games.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Ottawa -144
They should have no problem adding a few more to the total in this one.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 2 – Ottawa 4
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