Philadelphia Flyers (1-1-0) at Ottawa Senators (1-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre) The Line: Ottawa Senators / Philadelphia Flyers — Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Flyers and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers will look to have a little bit more luck in the second half of their back-to-back after being stomped on by the Sharks on Tuesday by a final score of 8-2. Philly found themselves down 2-0 in a matter of 3:28 in the first period and down 4-0 after the first. Shayne Gostisbehere and Wayne Simmonds managed to add a pair of consolation goals while Claude Giroux assisted on both goals for the Flyers to hopefully build some momentum in the losing effort. Brian Elliott took the loss, allowing all 8 goals on 48 shots to fall back to 1-1 this season.
The Ottawa Senators will look to bounce back after falling on the road to Boston by a final score of 6-3. Ottawa found themselves trailing 2-0 after the first before Ryan Dzingel pulled a pair of goals back for the Sens in the 2nd, trailing 3-2 after the 2nd before allowing 3 goals in the 3rd with Bobby Ryan adding a consolation marker for Ottawa in defeat. Michael Condon ended up with the loss, allowing 5 goals on 29 shots in his lone start so far this year for Ottawa.
Philadelphia is 1-4 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic and 11-3 in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 11-2-3 in their last 16 games against the Eastern Conference. Ottawa is 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 8-20 in their last 28 games against the Metro while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Philadelphia is 10-24-5 in the last 39 meetings between these two teams in Ottawa.
I went against Philadelphia on Tuesday and it paid off, so I’m going to try going to the well one more time on Wednesday. Ottawa isn’t a team I’m going to back on a regular basis, but the Sens had an extra day of rest while the Flyers had to travel for the second half of the back-to-back after being destroyed by the Sharks on Tuesday. I’m expecting Calvin Pickard to start for the Flyers and Pickard is 0-3 with a 3.44 GAA against Ottawa while Craig Anderson has 12 wins in 22 career games against the Flyers, so I’ll take a stab at Ottawa to get their first home win of the season.