Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators 12/19/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2014
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
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Friday night, the Anaheim Ducks will make a stop at the Canadian Tire Centre as they face the Ottawa Senators.
The Anaheim Ducks will take on the Senators after facing the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Thursday night. Friday’s game will be the last stop on a 5 game Canadian road trip for the Ducks that had them making stops in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto. The Ducks have faced little opposition in recent weeks with possible fatigue being the only thing to stop them. The quick turnaround between games on Thursday and Friday should slow them down a little bit.
The Ottawa Senators ended a three game road trip on a high note as they beat the New Jersey Devils 2 – 0 on Wednesday night. Ottawa got the results they needed on both ends of the ice as they avenged their earlier loss to the Devils. The Senators took control early as Kyle Turris put them up 1 -0 on his power play goal just minutes into the game. The Ottawa defense clamped down and held that lead the rest of the 1st and all of the 2nd. As the game ended, Turris got his 2nd goal of the night to seal the win. Ottawa was outshot 34 – 16 by the Devils but goalie Craig Anderson brushed aside all of those shots. Ottawa went 1 for 2 on the power play and the penalty killing unit shut out the Devils on their 5 power plays. It will take the same effort from Ottawa to get past Anaheim on Friday.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 21-12-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 13-18-0 against the Over/Under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 13-18-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 12-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/18/14 LW Dany Heatley Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Montreal
12/17/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Shoulder out indefinitely
12/09/14 RW Corey Perry Knee out 3-4 weeks
12/03/14 D Eric Brewer Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/28/14 D Francois Beauchemin Finger out 4-6 weeks
11/04/14 GO John Gibson Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
12/17/14 D Patrick Wiercioch Lower Body "?" Friday vs Anaheim
12/14/14 D Marc Methot Hip out indefinitely
12/14/14 C Zack Smith Wrist out indefinitely
12/12/14 RW Chris Neil Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa
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