2019-20 NHL – Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks taking place? Wednesday 4th December, 2019 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks taking place? Rogers Arena, Vancouver

What channel is Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks on? Premier Sports

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Ottawa Senators 4 – 7 Vancouver Canucks

THE TEAM NEWS

OTTAWA SENATORS

  • The Senators have been one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference this season and they enter this game on a negative run of four straight losses, headlined by a 3-1 defeat on the road against the Calgary Flames the last time out. They sit in 13rd place of the Conference standings with 23 points out of 27 games.
  • Craig Anderson, Bobby Ryan, Cody Goloubef and Scott Sabourin have been listed as doubtful ahead of this matchup. Veteran forward Marian Gaborik is out until mid-December, while Christian Wolanin, Ryan Callahan and Clarke MacArthur are all out until 2020 at the earliest.
  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau has picked up the slack for the Senators and he is currently the team’s top scoring threat. He leads Ottawa in both goals (14) and points (20), while posting a high conversion rate – 22.2 percent of his shots have found the back of the net.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

  • The Canucks have been slightly better than the Senators over the last few games and even though they are coming off a 3-2 home defeat against the mighty Edmonton Oilers, they still have won two of their last five outings. Vancouver sit in eighth place of the Western Conference with 30 points after 28 games.
  • Vancouver will be heavily depleted due to injuries, as they might have up to seven players sidelined ahead of this contest. Tyler Graovac has been ruled out, while the list of questionable players include Alexander Edler, Brandon Sutter, Tyler Motte, Antoine Roussel, Micheal Ferland and Jay Beagle.
  • J.T. Miller continues to be one of Vancouver’s most productive players. The left winger is riding a six-game point streak with four goals and four assists over that span, and he has 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 28 games thus far.

THE PREDICTION

Form-wise, the Canucks have the edge since the Senators are on a four-game losing streak while looking quite poor during most of the regular season. Vancouver have the edge since they will be playing at home, as the Senators are on a three-game losing streak away. The Canucks also boast a much better attack, scoring 92 goals against Ottawa’s 69. All signs point towards a comfortable Vancouver win here.

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