Preview: Ottawa at Winnipeg

When: 7:30 PM  ET, Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Where: MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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The Ottawa Senators wrap up their five-game Western Conference road trip with a visit to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. The Senators are riding a six-game point streak (5-0-1), while Winnipeg is 2-0-2 in its last four contests as it finishes a four-game homestand. Ottawa saw its five-game winning streak come to an end in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday and could be tired against the Jets, who have not played since Sunday.

The Senators are hoping to have goaltender Craig Anderson back in the crease Wednesday for the first time since January. Winnipeg won 2-1 in a shootout at Ottawa on Nov. 8, but the Senators are 7-2-1 against the Jets since the franchise moved from Atlanta. The Jets have fared well against Eastern Conference opponents, sporting a 14-7-5 record, while Ottawa has a losing record versus the Central Division (4-6-3).

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, TVA, Sportsnet

ABOUT THE SENATORS (27-23-11): Anderson was activated from injured reserve Sunday after missing more than a month with a hand injury. Colin Greening was a healthy scratch Tuesday to make room for rookie Curtis Lazar. Defenseman Jared Cowen has not played since Feb. 21 and missed Tuesday’s game due to an illness.

ABOUT THE JETS (32-20-12): Lee Stempniak is expected to make his Winnipeg debut on a line with Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler after he was acquired in a trade Sunday. Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has started six of Winnipeg’s last seven games, going 4-0-2 in that span. Captain Andrew Ladd has seven points in his last seven games.

OVERTIME

1. Winnipeg is hanging onto a wild card spot in the Western Conference, while Ottawa is outside the playoff picture in the East.

2. Jets D/F Dustin Byfuglien has 15 points in 15 career meetings with the Senators.

3. Anderson is 11-2-3 against Winnipeg in his career, posting a 2.40 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.

PREDICTION: Jets 4, Senators 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Ottawa 27-23-5-6 L1 14-10-2-3 13-13-3-3 5-2-0-0 22-21-5-6 11-7-1-1
Winnipeg 32-20-7-5 W1 17-10-3-2 15-10-4-3 3-2-2-0 29-18-5-5 12-6-2-2

Last Meeting

Ottawa Winnipeg
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
11/8/14 WIN 2 OTT 1 38 36 1-2 37 37 1-2

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
OTT M. Michalek 1
WIN D. Byfuglien 1
Goals Player  
OTT C. Neil 1
WIN T. Enstrom 1
Assists Player  
OTT M. Michalek 1
WIN D. Byfuglien 1
Saves Player  
OTT C. Anderson 36
WIN O. Pavelec 37
Season
Total Points Player  
OTT E. Karlsson 48
WIN A. Ladd 52
Goals Player  
OTT M. Hoffman 23
WIN B. Little 24
Assists Player  
OTT E. Karlsson 33
WIN A. Ladd 30
Saves Player  
OTT C. Anderson 926
WIN O. Pavelec 888

Quickchart Matchup

Ottawa Off vs  Winnipeg Def
2.79 GF
2.61 GA
30.5 Shots
29 Shots
36 PP
49 PK
Winnipeg Off vs  Ottawa Def
2.7 GF
2.62 GA
30.1 Shots
32.5 Shots
39 PP
35 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -161 145
110
5.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports.ag -170 150
110
5.5
Sportsbook.ag -170 150
110
5.5
5Dimes -175
165
120
5.5
GTbets.eu -180 160
115
5.5
Top Bet -175 155
115
5.5
BetOnline.ag -174 157
114
5.5
BetDSI -170 145
120
5.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
BetDNA.com -181 149
105
5.5
Superbook.ag OFF OFF OFF
BookMaker -170 145
120
5.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate Las Vegas Superbook -167 157
-135
5.5
Station
125
-145
130
5
Mirage -170 150
130
5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Ottawa Overall Winnipeg
27-23-5-6 W/L 32-20-7-5
41-20 ATS 36-28
26-27 O/U 34-26
2.79 Goals For 2.70
2.62 Goals Agnst 2.61
Ottawa A/H Winnipeg
13-13-3-3 W/L 17-10-3-2
23-9 ATS 16-16
11-16 O/U 17-13
2.31 Goals For 2.97
2.47 Goals Agnst 2.50