Despite having two of the three games in the series canceled, Ottawa is on the verge of sweeping the NY Rangers after winning both fixtures. They have the chance to finish off the New Yorkers at Scotiabank Place in front of a cheering crowd that counts on the hosts to win their 13 home game this season.
Match: Ottawa vs NY Rangers
Odds: Unibet 2.50
The Senators are slowly clawing their way back to the top of the Northeast division but they are facing steep competition from Montréal and Boston. If they are to defeat the Rangers once again, the host will need to keep them under pressure and send a lot of shots at their goalie. Lundqvist has carried his team many times this season and helped New York remain in the playoffs race despite a mediocre performance up front. Except for the recent victory over Philadelphia, the Rangers haven’t scored more than three goals in over a month and they shouldn’t set their hopes high against Bishop.
The backup goalkeeper has been impressive ever since he replaced Anderson, but he must give credit to his teammates in the defense. The Senators killed most power-play situations and despite having players sent off rather frequently, they prevented their opponents from scoring when they were shorthanded. They might not be one of the most prolific teams, but with a goal average of 1.59 in home games, they don’t need to score a lot to win matches.
There are two ways to approach this game, with bold punters being advised to bet on the Senators to win in regulation time at odds of 2.50 with the Unibet. A Moneyline wager is less risky but the odds are decreased to 1.90, which still hold value but would prevent players from extracting the maximum profit.