Preview: Flyers vs Senators
Date: November 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm est
Philadelphia Flyers vs Ottawa Senators Prediction
It’s the first of three meetings between these two clubs and although I would love to share the recent history between these two clubs, it won’t really matter. Both teams have been horrendous so far in this young season.
The Flyers did however manage to score 4 goals on Saturday. The first time they scored 4 goals at home this season in a victory over the sluggish Edmonton Oilers. Captain Calude Giroux finally tallied his first of the season and I clapped so hard at that game, my wedding ring fell off and went two rows down along with my phone when I jumped out of my seat. Pathetic I know, Giroux should easily have 10 goals right now.
There’s a chance Steve Downie will make his return to the lineup tonight after missing the last four games due to an injury. He has only played 10:24 for the Flyers since being traded.
As for the Senators starting netminder Craig Anderson will be back between the pipes tonight. Which is kind of odd considering Robin Lehner was rewarded with NHL’s First Star of the Week.
Anderson has missed the last three games due to a neck injury. Lehnder went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 GAA and a .958 SV% while filling in for the injured Anderson.
However, Lehner said he understands his role on the team.
“As I’ve said before, I was filling in,” Lehner said. “Craig is the starter. He’s the world-class goalie. There’s not much to say.”
Who’s hot: Senators forward Bobby Ryan has points in six straight games; he has three goals and 10 points in his streak.
For the Flyers? Nobody, surprised? I’m not.
Injury report: The Flyers’ only injured player is Downie, who remains day-to-day with a concussion.
With Anderson back in the lineup, the only Senators injured player is forward Erik Condra, who is out with a leg injury.
Philadelphia Flyers – Steve Mason (confirmed)
Ottawa Senators – Craig Anderson (confirmed)
This is a small pick and it will be documented on our overall NHL record.
Between the Flyers offensive woes and the Senators offensive woes I have no choice but to back the under 5.5 On top of that, both goaltenders have been sharp this season. Expect a low scoring – boring – game.
UNDER 5.5 to win $100
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