Preview: Nashville at Ottawa

When: 7:30 PM  ET, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Matchup Edge
NAS Edge in: OTT
Offense
Defense
Power Play
Penalty Kill
Face Offs
Discipline
Goaltending


The Nashville Predators wrap up their brief Canadian road trip with a visit to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. The Senators finished a three-game Western Conference trek and are returning to Ottawa, where they have one regulation loss in their first eight games (4-1-3). Nashville sits atop the Central Division after demolishing the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, improving to 2-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents.

Pekka Rinne is expected to start for Nashville with an opportunity to improve on his league-leading 12 wins. Ottawa is expected to go with Robin Lehner, who has allowed nine goals in two November appearances. The Senators allow 34.8 shots per game, which will be dangerous against a Predators team that leads the league in even-strength goal differential.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Tennessee, RDS2, TSN5

ABOUT THE PREDATORS (12-4-2): Rookie Filip Forsberg has 14 points in eight November contests and leads the team with 22 points. Gabriel Bourque was a healthy scratch Tuesday after failing to record a point in 12 games. Nashville is the most disciplined team in the league, averaging 7.2 penalty minutes.

ABOUT THE SENATORS (8-5-4): Defenseman Marc Methot participated in Monday‚Äôs practice alongside captain Erik Karlsson and is close to returning from a back injury. Bobby Ryan has points in four of his last five games. Karlsson is having a slow November, with two assists in his last five contests and four points in the month.

OVERTIME

1. Nashville is 6-3-1 on the road.

2. Three of the last five meetings between Ottawa and Nashville required overtime or a shootout, including both contests last season.

3. The Senators have one win in their last five games.

PREDICTION: Nashville 4, Senators 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Nashville 12-4-1-1 W2 6-1-0-1 6-3-1-0 0-0-0-0 12-4-1-1 6-2-1-0
Ottawa 8-5-2-2 L1 4-1-1-2 4-4-1-0 0-0-0-0 8-5-2-2 ---

Last Meeting

Nashville Ottawa
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
10/9/14 OTT 2 NAS 3 37 18 1-3 20 34 1-5

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
NAS F. Forsberg 2
OTT M. Borowiecki 1
Goals Player  
NAS E. Nystrom 1
OTT A. Chiasson 1
Assists Player  
NAS F. Forsberg 2
OTT M. Borowiecki 1
Saves Player  
NAS P. Rinne 18
OTT C. Anderson 34
Season
Total Points Player  
NAS F. Forsberg 22
OTT C. MacArthur 13
Goals Player  
NAS F. Forsberg 9
OTT C. MacArthur 8
Assists Player  
NAS F. Forsberg 13
OTT E. Karlsson 8
Saves Player  
NAS P. Rinne 411
OTT C. Anderson 360

Quickchart Matchup

Nashville Off vs  Ottawa Def
2.83 GF
2.53 GA
29.6 Shots
34.8 Shots
8 PP
10 PK
Ottawa Off vs  Nashville Def
2.71 GF
2 GA
30 Shots
28.1 Shots
12 PP
12 PK

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home Away over/under
OPEN 104 -115
-130
5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports -105 -115
110
5.5
Sportsbook -105 -115
110
5.5
5Dimes.eu -101
-109
120
5.5
GTBets.eu -105 -115
115
5.5
Top Bet -105 -115
120
5.5
BetOnline.ag
100
-110
120
5.5
BetDSI -105 -115
120
5.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF OFF
Belmont -105 -115
110
5.5
BookMaker.eu -105 -115
120
5.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate 100 -110
-135
5.5
Mirage -105 -115
145
5
Station -105 -115
130
5
Best home line Best road line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Nashville Overall Ottawa
12-4-1-1 W/L 8-5-2-2
10-8 ATS 9-8
4-13 O/U 8-9
2.83 Goals For 2.71
2.00 Goals Agnst 2.53
Nashville A/H Ottawa
6-3-1-0 W/L 4-1-1-2
8-2 ATS 4-4
3-7 O/U 3-5
3.10 Goals For 3.00
2.00 Goals Agnst 2.38