The Ottawa Senators travel to Detroit for an evening date at the Little Caesars Arena with the Red Wings. It’s been a season to forget thus far for the Sens. They have been disappointing to say the least. The Senators enter tonight with a record of 12-17-3. Not exactly what they had in the works. Fans are getting pretty frustrated in Ottawa. We had a fan toss their jersey on to the ice after a recent loss, and the overall sentiment is that they aren’t going anywhere.
The Senators made a deal for Matt Duchene with the Avalanche. Duchene hasn’t exactly made the Sens a better team, at this point, at least. He just wanted to get out of Denver on the next available flight, but the Senators probably weren’t the first destination on his list. A team who were already a contender probably would have benefited from adding Duchene. Perhaps to compliment talent that was already in place.
Duchene isn’t a piece of the puzzle to put the Senators over the top. In 23 games with the Sens, he’s notched 3 goals and 3 assists. The Sens are hoping he catches fire soon, because they surely need it. They had a nice run a season ago, backed by Craig Anderson, who spent time between the organization and his cancer-stricken wife. He faced a lot of adversity but came up huge.
They pushed the eventual Stanley Cup winning, Pittsburgh Penguins, to seven games. It almost feels like that was a century ago considering the way things are going this year. No doubt, the Senators caught fire at the right time during the 2016-17 season. They finished with a record of 44-28-10 in the regular season, and now they’re already eleven games away from matching their loss total from a year ago. They play a Red Wings team who don’t know if they’re coming or going. The Wings enter with a record of 15-16-6. They’re good in spots, but tend to catch colds as well. Get our free Senators vs. Red Wings pick below.
Ottawa Senators vs. Detroit Red Wings Pick
It was a tough loss last night, as the Devils battled the Blues all the way to a shootout but fell victim to a loss. They jumped up 3-2 in the 3rd, or so we thought. The play went to review and it was determined that the Devils were offside. Frustrating being a sliver away from a winning pick, especially at the price they were. You can’t do much about the unfortunate breaks. The Senators haven’t had any breaks go their way lately. With only 3 wins in their last ten, the Sens have allowed 3.4 goals per game and scoring 2.1 per game. Overall this season, Ottawa have surrendered 3.32 goals per game, which equates to 29th in the NHL.
The Senators have been porous on the road, as they’ve gone 5-10-1. Their last three meetings have all been in Ottawa, with the Senators winning two of three. The Senators haven’t been doing much right. Note that their offence has been shutout in 5 of their last 13 games. The Red Wings have a couple of impressive wins on their resume lately, as they defeated the Rangers and Penguins. The Wings haven’t been great this season, but at home, they should be able to get a win against the no-confidence Senators on Wednesday night at the LCA.
PICK: RED WINGS (-130)