The Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks meet Friday in NHL action at the Honda Center. The Ottawa Senators have lost 7 of their last 9 games. The Anaheim Ducks have lost 6 of their last 8 games.
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Shane Pinto leads Ottawa with 8 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 15 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 39 goals on 407 shots faced, and Cam Talbot has given up 18 goals on 199 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Trevor Zegras leads Anaheim with 8 goals, Troy Terry has 13 assists and Frank Vatrano has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.3 goals per game and are killing 64.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 57 goals on 564 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 20 goals on 188 shots.
The Senators are 54-134 in their last 188 road games and 2-11 in their last 13 overall. The Ducks are 5-13 in their last 18 home games and 14-41 in their last 55 overall. The under is 6-0 in Senators last 6 overall. The under is 6-1 in Ducks last 7 overall. The Senators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Anaheim and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Two struggling teams, I’m not thrilled to back either of these teams to be honest. However, we’re getting a cheap price with the Anaheim Ducks at home. In what world should the Ottawa Senators be favored on the road. Doesn’t make sense to me. The Senators have been dreadful on the road the last few years. Give me the Ducks here.