Senators Looks For Rare Road WinSo far this season, the Ottawa Senators have looked like one of the worst teams in the entire NHL. The Senators have just 17 points which is tied for the fewest in the Atlantic Division. This is not surprising as many people expected Ottawa to struggle this season but it is a bit disappointing to see this team show such little improvement up to this point. Their struggles have been mainly due to the fact that the Senators have been terrible on the road this season. The Senators currently have a 2-7-1 record on the road which is one of the worst records in the league. Now, they will look for another win against the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Leading the Senators offensively is center Jean-Gabriel Pageau who has been solid so far this season. He already has 4 goals and 11 assists through 20 games. In addition, he also has a Plus/Minus Rating of +15 which is impressive considering the fact that no one else on the roster has a rating about +8.
Ennis with the equalizer.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) November 16, 2019
GOAL: Ennis (4) PPG
ASSIST: Brannstrom (2) pic.twitter.com/RBLKnx1Uxu
The starting goalie for the Senators in this game will be Craig Anderson who has been underwhelming so far this season. He has a 3-7-0 record and a 3.31 GAA along with a .894 save percentage. Last season, Anderson had a 2-1-0 record and a 1.70 GAA against the Red Wings. Now, Anderson will look to continue playing well against them on Tuesday.
Detroit Looks To Get Revenge Against OttawaSo far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have been one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. After a decent start, the Red Wings have fallen apart as they have lost 12 of their first 22 games in regulation. As a result, they are currently in a tie for last place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit enters this game following two tough road losses by one goal to San Jose and Los Angeles so it will look for a bounce back home win in this game. Plus, Detroit will be looking for revenge as it got embarrassed by Ottawa earlier this season on the road as it lost by three goals. Now, Detroit has its first shot at payback in front of its home fans.
Leading the Red Wings offensively will be right-winger Anthony Mantha who has looked great so far this season. He already has 11 goals and 10 assists in just 22 games. In addition, he also comes into this game in great form as he has recorded at least a point in five of his last six games. However, Mantha failed to record a point against Ottawa in the first meeting this season so he will look to play better in this one.
The starting goalie for the Red Wings in this game will be Jonathan Bernier who has been pretty good so far this season. He has a 5-4-2 record and a 3.17 GAA along with a .892 save percentage. This season, Bernier is 0-1-0 with a 4.06 GAA and a .892 save percentage against the Senators. Now, he will look for a bounce back performance against them on Tuesday.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Senators are 21-66 in their last 87 road games.
- Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic.
- Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.