The Canadian Derby could end tonight if Ottawa wins the third consecutive game against their archrivals. Montréal outshot their opponents in all four games so far but find themselves at the wrong end of a 3-1 score and are in real danger of being eliminated from the playoffs.
Match: Montreal vs Ottawa
Bet: Ottawa Moneyline
Odds: Unibet 2.05
The Senators were reborn in the final minutes of the third period for consecutive games and somehow managed to push the game into overtime. While the Canadians were all over them like a rush, Ottawa kept cool and behind some stellar goaltending from Craig Anderson, they endured. The core of the team is made by Daniel Alfreddson, Jason Spezza, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil, veteran players who witnessed the Senators success back in 2007. This was the last time they won three consecutive games in the playoffs but the time is right to replicate that performance.
The Canadians will not surrender in front of their countrymen, but they might have little to do against the highly motivated opponent. Their defensive woes will be further aggravated by the fact that goalkeeper Carey Price is day to day with a shoulder injury, while Ryan White, Brandon Prust and Capt. Brian Gionta will all be missing. All they have to rely on for compensating these absentees is home ice advantage and this might not be enough in a potentially decisive playoffs match.
The Senators are clearly on top of things right now but they can’t afford to take it lightly and wait for the home game to win the series. Ottawa should have an easy task in advancing to the next stage and a Moneyline wager with Unibet will double the investment of bold punters.