The Arizona Coyotes enter this game ranked 18th in the NHL, posting a record of 28-23-8 this season. The Coyotes enter this match up with a road record of 15-12-4 so far this season. Arizona is 2-5-3 in their last 10 and will look to continue winning as they come off of a big win. On the other hand, our home team is the Ottawa Senators who enter this game ranked 29th in the NHL with a record of 18-27-11. The Senators are 12-9-6 at home this season and will look to improve that number here tonight. Ottawa has gone 2-5-3 in their last 10 games but they come off of three losses in a row. Obviously these two teams are on opposite sides of the NHL spectrum but that means nothing. The NHL is the hardest league to win in so even the struggling teams pull off big wins every night.
Arizona Coyotes Continue Road SuccessThe Arizona Coyotes have won four games in a row. The Coyotes rank 26th in the NHL, averaging 2.42 goals scored per game when on the road. Nick Schmaltz is the leading point scorer for Arizona this season. Shmaltz has been the best teammate this team could ask for, dealing out 31 assists in just 59 games so far. The Coyotes will need Shmaltz to use his precision and vision to create scoring chances tonight.
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Arizona is ranked 6th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. Antti Raanta continues to amaze people and deserves the most credit for all the winning that has gone on when the Coyotes travel on the road. Look for Raanta to shine here tonight as that is the only way Arizona can win this game against a Carolina team that has been solid all year.
Ottawa Senators Desperate For Home WinsThe Senators are ranked 17th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. The Sens will look towards Craig Anderson to be strong between the pipes here tonight. Anderson will need to get down fast and stay alert if the Senators want to get a big win. The Sens will also need to block more shots and contain the speed of this Arizona defense.
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Ottawa sits 19th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at home. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been producing points as of late but will face a big test against this Arizona defense. Pageau has quickly been racking up points but he needs more support from his teammates. The Senators will need someone like Colin White to step up and be the x-factor in tonight's match up.
- Senators are 1-7 in their last 8 games as a home underdog.
- Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite.