Ottawa Senators at Florida Panthers Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/24/2014
Tuesday, March 24th, 2014 4:30 PM on RSNE, FSFL
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
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The Ottawa Senators and the Florida Panthers last played each other back in December when the Panthers got two late goals to pull off the 4-2 win. Florida goaltender Scott Clemmensen had 32 saves on the night to help his team win their fifth straight in that early stretch of the season.
Five minutes into the game, Florida's Jimmy Hayes opened up the scoring as his shot beat Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson to give the away team the early lead. Later in the first period, Chris Neil evened the score by beating Clemmensen, then Ottawa took the lead with a power play goal from Jason Spezza. Aleksander Barkov scored the only goal of the second period, tying the game with a redirected goal past Ottawa's netminder.
After 17 minutes of back and forth action in the third period, Tom Gilbert gave the Panthers the lead with a nice one-timer off a pass from Tomas Fleischmann. Then, less than a minute later, Tomas Kopecky got Florida its fourth goal on a shorthanded tally after Ottawa's Erik Karlsson lost the puck in the Panther's zone.
Gilbert finished the game with a goal and an assist as the Panthers continued to make up for their terrible start to the season. Anderson ended the game with 35 saves in the losing effort.
Florida's Mika Zibanejad missed the final two periods after he left the game with an injury.
Ottawa is 15-21 straight up on the road this season
Ottawa is 20-15-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Florida is 13-20 straight up at home this season
Florida is 15-16-2 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/22/14 RW Bobby Ryan Leg injured last game, questionable
03/22/14 GO Craig Anderson Shoulder questionable
03/22/14 GO Nathan Lawson Lower Body questionable
03/23/14 C Jesse Winchester Lower Body questionable Tuesday vs Ottawa
03/21/14 D Alex Petrovic Upper Body out indefinitely
03/19/14 C Jonathan Huberdeau Upper Body expected to miss 1 week
03/11/14 D Erik Gudbranson Knee out at least 2 weeks
02/24/14 C Aleksander Barkov Knee out 4-6 weeks
02/20/14 RW Tomas Kopecky Concussion out indefinitely
01/21/14 D Mike Mottau Leg out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Florida
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