Preview: Florida at Ottawa

When: 5:00 PM  ET, Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Matchup Edge
FLA Edge in: OTT
Offense
Defense
Power Play
Penalty Kill
Face Offs
Discipline
Goaltending


Both teams will try to rebound from dispiriting overtime losses fewer than 24 hours later when the Florida Panthers visit the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. The Senators let a two-goal lead get away in the final 10 minutes of regulation before losing 4-3 at Toronto while Florida gave up a power-play goal in the extra period to lose at Montreal as the two teams lost ground in the playoff chase. Ottawa has beaten the Panthers in two of three games this season, including a 4-1 triumph at home on Feb. 21.

The Senators stand one point behind Boston for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand while Florida is four back. Ottawa’s Craig Anderson stopped 27-of-31 shots Saturday in place of Andrew Hammond (14-1-1), who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. The Senators must contain the line of Jaromir Jagr, Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau after it combined for five points Saturday.

TV: 5 p.m. ET, FSN Florida, RDS and TSN5 (Ottawa)

ABOUT THE PANTHERS (34-26-15): Barkov recorded his first career two-goal performance Saturday and is taking up some of the slack with fellow center Nick Bjugstad out for the season after undergoing back surgery Friday. Huberdeau had two assists against Montreal and boasts six points in the last six contests to lead the team with 47. Goalie Roberto Luongo will likely get a second shot at his 400th career victory after allowing 10 goals combined in the last five contests while gaining points in four of them (3-1-1).

ABOUT THE SENATORS (37-25-12): Ottawa has lost just two times in regulation over the last 19 games (15-2-2), but allowed 18 goals over the past five contests while managing to go 3-1-1 in that span. Captain Erik Karlsson leads the team with 60 points after posting 10 over the last nine outings with three goals and seven assists. Center Kyle Turris has been just as hot up front while registering six goals and nine points in the past eight contests. and rookie Mike Hoffman has a team-high 26 goals.

OVERTIME

1. Florida's Aaron Ekblad is first in goals (11) among rookie defensemen in the league and second in points (35) and plus-minus rating (plus-11).

2. Ottawa LW Clarke MacArthur notched an assist in his return to the lineup Saturday after missing 18 games with a concussion.

3. The Panthers scored on their only power-play chance Saturday after going 0-of-16 with the man advantage the previous six games.

PREDICTION: Senators 3, Panthers 2

 

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Florida 34-26-5-10 L1 18-11-0-7 16-15-5-3 5-3-0-2 29-23-5-8 14-6-4-1
Ottawa 37-25-6-6 L2 20-12-2-3 17-13-4-3 5-2-0-0 32-23-6-6 15-8-2-1

Last Meeting

Florida Ottawa
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
2/21/15 FLA 1 OTT 4 22 35 0-2 39 21 0-4

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
FLA A. Barkov 1
OTT K. Turris 3
Goals Player  
FLA A. Barkov 1
OTT E. Karlsson 1
Assists Player  
FLA B. Campbell 1
OTT M. Michalek 2
Saves Player  
FLA R. Luongo 35
OTT A. Hammond 21
Season
Total Points Player  
FLA J. Huberdeau 47
OTT E. Karlsson 60
Goals Player  
FLA N. Bjugstad 24
OTT M. Hoffman 26
Assists Player  
FLA J. Huberdeau 34
OTT E. Karlsson 41
Saves Player  
FLA R. Luongo 1496
OTT C. Anderson 1014

Quickchart Matchup

Florida Off vs  Ottawa Def
2.37 GF
2.61 GA
30.7 Shots
32.3 Shots
34 PP
41 PK
Ottawa Off vs  Florida Def
2.85 GF
2.6 GA
30.8 Shots
29.6 Shots
41 PP
45 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN -141 128
116
5.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports.ag -160 140
120
5.5
Sportsbook.ag -160
140
120
5.5
5Dimes -160 140
120
5.5
GTbets.eu -155 135
120
5.5
Top Bet -145 125
120
5.5
BetOnline.ag -151 137
124
5.5
BetDSI -160 139
120
5.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF OFF
Superbook.ag OFF OFF OFF
BookMaker -160 139
120
5.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-139
129
120
5.5
Wynn Las Vegas -140 120
115
5.5
Boyd Gaming -150 130
120
5.5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Florida Overall Ottawa
34-26-5-10 W/L 37-25-6-6
44-31 ATS 47-27
29-34 O/U 33-32
2.37 Goals For 2.85
2.60 Goals Agnst 2.61
Florida A/H Ottawa
16-15-5-3 W/L 20-12-2-3
26-13 ATS 21-16
14-20 O/U 20-13
2.23 Goals For 3.30
2.69 Goals Agnst 2.84
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