2019-20 NHL – Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes taking place? Tuesday 12nd November, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes taking place? PNC Arena, Raleigh

What channel is Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Ottawa Senators 4 – 1 Carolina Hurricanes

THE TEAM NEWS

OTTAWA SENATORS

  • The Senators enter this game on a two-game winning streak and their previous win came against their opponents in this matchup. Despite the solid run of recent results (W2, WO1, L2), Ottawa sit in 15th place of the Eastern Conference with 13 points in 16 games. Their goal differential is the lone aspect that keeps them away from the cellar of the standings.
  • The Senators have listed forwards Marian Gaborik (back) and Scott Sabourin (head) as game-time decisions for this matchup. Center Logan Brown (upper body) and left winger Rudolfs Balcers (lower body) remain sidelined. Artem Anisimov (groin) should return next month, while the trio of Christian Wolanin (shoulder), Clarke MacArthur (neck) and Ryan Callahan (back) won’t return until 2020 at the earliest.
  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau should carry the Senators offensively ahead of this game. The center has been on a hot streak of late and is on a five-game point streak with five goals and one assist over that span.

CAROLINA HURRICANES

  • The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-1 defeat against the Senators this past Saturday, and they enter this game on a negative run of form following four straight defeats. They are just two points away from the playoff zone but they must improve defensively after averaging 4.25 goals conceded over that four-game stretch.
  • Erik Haula has been listed as a game-time decision for this matchup due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, forward Jordan Martinook remains sidelined with an abdomen injury and shouldn’t return until late November at the earliest.
  • One player to keep an eye is Teuvo Teravainen. The 25-year-old Finn has 14 points in 17 games, and he enters this contest with two goals and three assists in his last six games. He’s third in scoring for the Hurricanes this season, only behind Andrei Schenikov (16 points) and Dougie Hamilton (18 points).

THE PREDICTION

The Hurricanes enter this game on a four-game losing streak but the Senators have been one of the worst teams in the league following the first weeks of the regular season. Carolina have secured 12 of their 19 points at home (W4, WO2, L3) during the current term, while Ottawa have won just once in seven road contests (W1, LO1, L6). Therefore, the home-field advantage – as well as Ottawa’s injury concerns – should be enough reason to list the Hurricanes as favourites ahead of this contest.

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