The Carolina Hurricanes (22-19-5) meet the Ottawa Senators (17-24-5) at the PNC Arena on Friday evening. The Hurricanes were last in action on Tuesday evening, when they lost 6-2 on the road at the New York Rangers.
The Hurricanes are currently only averaging 2.70 Goals per Game, which places them down in a lowly 27th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.91 Goals per Game, which puts them 12th in the overall standings.
On an individual basis, Sebastian Aho leads the way for the Hurricanes for both goals and assists, with 21 and 30 respectively.
The Senators had a game on home-ice on Wednesday evening against the Colorado Avalanche, with their last result prior to that being a 4-1 loss on the road at the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
The Senators are currently averaging 3.11 Goals per Game, which leaves them a respectable 11th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing a more worrying 3.87 Goals per Game, which has them propping up the standings in 31st position overall. On an individual player basis, Mark Stone is the main source of goals and assists for the Senators, with 20 and 28 respectively.
Despite the recent heavy loss at the Rangers, the Hurricanes have been in decent form of late and they would certainly be expected to beat the Senators on home-ice in most tipsters predictions. With the Senators porous defence, the Hurricanes have to be the pick on the Money Line odds to win this game.
Pick: Money Line – Carolina Hurricanes