Stadium: Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa)
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The Senators are still going through a generational change that started long ago. It seemed that already last season, they were ready to get closer to fighting for cup spots, but in reality, nothing of the sort is happening. The Red Blacks had a good start, but they were good enough for only a few games, after which they had a series of failures. In mid-November, they still managed to beat Calgary 4:1, Detroit 5:4, and Ottawa 2:1. Still, all their efforts in those games were crossed out, as they were followed by losses to the Islanders 3:5, Florida 0:5, and Columbus 2:4. The day before, Ottawa beat Seattle 2:0. Still, they remained in last place in the Eastern Conference standings.
New York Rangers
The Rangers, on the other hand, are having a very strong regular season. It seems that during a couple of years of working with Gerard Gallant, they had gotten a little bored, so the arrival of Peter Laviolette seemed to cheer them up. They had no problems with the roster before, but now all their key players are playing even better, and the other combinations are trying to help them. Since the start of the season, New York has been beating just about everyone in a row, and they're still doing it: in the last seven meetings, they've won six games in regulation time, with the only loss coming in a 1:5 loss to Buffalo. This does not prevent the Rangers from taking first place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Ottawa and Rangers are located at different poles of the Eastern Conference standings. The Canadian team occupies the last line, while the American team is in the lead. This fact alone makes the Blue Jackets the favorites for the upcoming clash. In addition, they have won the last three head-to-head meetings at the Canadiens Tire Center, and now the New York team is in great shape, confirmed by six wins in the last seven games. The Senators can't boast similar results, losing three of their previous four battles.
Do not expect a high goal-scoring activity from the upcoming confrontation. Ottawa and the Rangers rarely have high-scoring battles: in the last 11 head-to-head meetings, the rivals have combined for only 56 shots on goal (5.09 per game on average). In addition, the Senators have scored only 12 goals in their last six meetings (2.00 average per game).