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Edmonton Oilers vs Ottawa Senators, February 4th 2016
NHL Starting Goalies
- Edmonton Oilers -> Cam Talbot
Cam Talbot allowed just one goal on 37 shots in a 5-1 win over Columbus on Tuesday. It’s taken Talbot awhile to really put a clamp down on the number one goal claim in Edmonton this season but it seems he has finally laid claim to it.
He brings a 2.54 goals against average and .916 save percentage in 30 appearances in his next start. Talbot is also 3-10 with a 2.77 goals against average on the road this year, while vs the Senators he is 2-0 with a 1.00 goals against average in his career.
- Ottawa Senators -> Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson allowed six goals on 44 shots in Tuesday’s 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Anderson has a 20-16-4 record with a 2.89 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage this season.
Anderson is 11-8 with a 2.23 goals against average at home, while vs the Oilers he has gone 8-6 with a 2.54 goals against average
Oilers vs Senators Preview
Ranking 23rd in scoring the Oilers now have Connor McDavid back, and looking at a very easy February schedule for the young gun. If he does not net at least 10 goals this month, I will be surprised.
On defense Edmonton ranks 26th in goals allowed, giving up 2.9 goals per game however goaltender Cam Talbot seems to be settling in finally. The Oilers allow teams to convert on just 18.5% of their power play chances, which is 12th in the league.
Due to their poor defense and horrific goaltending the Senators have no choice but to become a scoring power house. They rank 7th overall in scoring, potting 2.8 goals per game. And converting on 18% of their power play chances which ranks 17th overall
As mentioned their defense is a complete joke. They are allowing 3.1 goals per game, which is 29th and have allowed teams to convert on 25% of their power play chances, which is dead last in the league.
Money Line Odds
- Edmonton: (+122)
- Ottawa: (-135)
Game Total Odds
- Over 5.5 (-1110)
- Under 5.5 (-110)
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