Thursday, March 31, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Ottawa Senators travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Senators at +170 and the Wild at -200. The over/under has been set at 5.
Ottawa comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 34-33-9 and on the road they have a record of 14-20-3. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 217 goals and given up 234 goals for a point differential of -17. The Senators have 9 overtime losses including 6 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-5-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-42 and an over/under record of 37-38-1. Minnesota shows up with a record of 38-28-11 including 21-13-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 210 goals and surrendered 190 for a goal differential of +20. The Wild have 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-39 while their over/under record sits at 28-33-16.
Erik Karlsson has accumulated 76 total points this season for the Senators. He has 14 goals this season with 231 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 62 assists on the season and averages 29 minutes played per game. Bobby Ryan has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 22 goals on 172 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Craig Anderson has 29 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 1,856 shots against him and has given up 158 goals. He has made 1,698 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Wild. He has 17 goals this season with 131 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 143 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 32 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,719 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,582 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Senators have 77 total points this season. They have scored 211 goals while giving up 228 goals. They have had 229 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Senators have allowed 237 power play opportunities and given up 58 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.77% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 87 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 246 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 193 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Senators have a total of 207 goals scored while they've given up 188 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.27%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Ottawa has a Corsi percentage of 47.6% as they've attempted 4,105 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,527 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.9% as they have 3,024 attempts while they've given up 3,419 shots on the defensive end. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. They have 2,345 face off wins compared to 2,305 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.4%. On defense Ottawa has 2,122 hits and they've blocked 1,108 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 4,100 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,316 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.3% as they have 3,076 shots while they've given up 3,167 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.3% as they've compiled 2,441 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,222 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,149 shot attempts and they have 1,322 hits as a unit.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 32-42 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 37-38-1 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 35-39 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 28-33-16 against the over/under
Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/28/15 D Mikael Wikstrand Suspension out indefinitely
10/08/15 D Chris Phillips Back out for season
03/28/16 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out for regular season
03/28/16 D Dion Phaneuf Lower Body out for regular season
03/22/16 D Patrick Wiercioch Upper Body out indefinitely
03/04/16 D Mark Borowiecki Knee out for season
02/29/16 C Kyle Turris Ankle out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/29/16 C Ryan Carter Shoulder "?" Thursday vs Ottawa
03/29/16 RW David Jones Illness "?" Thursday vs Ottawa
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