The New Jersey Devils visit the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa tonight for their meeting with the Senators. The Senators have played the Devils well over the past couple seasons winning 5 of the last 6 games overall and 7 of the last 8 meetings at home in Ottawa.
Head to Head Trends
Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
Devils are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Ottawa.
Ottawa Senators (-145)
The Ottawa Senators are 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 4-1 record. This has been a great start to the season so far for the Senators winning 4 of their first 5 games. Their only loss came in the first game of the season when they allowed three 3rd period goals to the Predators on the way to a 3-2 loss so they could easily be 5-0. The Senators are averaging 2.60 goals per game on offense which isn’t all that good but they are allowing just 2.00 goals per game on defense largely due to the great goaltending they’re getting from Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. It’s actually kind of surprising that the Senators have been as good as they have considering they just average on the penalty kill and are near the bottom of the league on the power play.
Ottawa Senators Trends
Senators are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
Senators are 13-3 in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest.
New Jersey Devils (+135)
The New Jersey Devils are 4th in the Metropolitan Division with a 3-4 record. The Devils got off the a great start winning their first three games of the season all on the road but they haven’t won a game since losing their last four games. The Devils are averaging 3.14 goals per game on offense but if you take away their first 2 games of the season against the Flyers and Panthers who are 2 of the worst teams in the league they are averaging just 2.20 goals per game. On defense they got off to a good start allowing just 6 goals over their first three game but they have allowed 17 goals over their last four which is pretty bad but probably a better representation of what this Devils team is really like.
New Jersey Devils Trends
Devils are 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
Devils are 19-42 in their last 61 road games.
I like the Ottawa Senators in this one tonight. The Senators have played really good so far this season winning 4 of their first 5 games while the Devils have lost their last 4 straight games.
Free Pick: Ottawa Senators -145