[7:38 PM] Senators @ Sabres

Who will WIN this matchup?

Ottawa Senators (7-4-0)

@ Buffalo Sabres (5-5-2)


Starting Goalies:

Mike Condon(OTT): Confirmed

Robin Lehner(BUF): Confirmed


Current odds:

Ottawa Senators: (+120)

Buffalo Sabres: (-140)


The Ottawa Senators will attempt to put an end to a less-than-impressive streak when they make a quick turnaround and visit the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. Ottawa dropped a 3-1 decision in Nashville on Tuesday, marking the third consecutive game in which it produced just one goal and fourth in a row in which it scored only once in regulation.

Ottawa held the edge over Nashville in nearly every category other than goals, topping the Predators in shots (34-30), blocked shots (15-9) and faceoff wins (36-23). All but four of the Senators’ 18 skaters registered at least one shot, with defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Cody Ceci leading the way with five apiece, while Derick Brassard won 14 of his 21 faceoffs. Ryan Dzingel notched his fourth assist to remain even with Turris for second on the team in scoring with eight points.

Buffalo would love to receive some scoring from its blue line, as the team’s defensemen have yet to record a goal through 12 games. Ristolainen leads the club in assists, however, registering eight to earn him a spot in the top 10 among all NHL blue-liners. Matt Moulson has been a force on the power play, scoring all four of his goals on the season with the man advantage to leave him one shy of his total in 158 games over the previous two campaigns.

Sabres LW Tyler Ennis, who has recorded only a goal and an assist this season, was limited to 7 1/2 minutes of ice time on Monday due to an undisclosed injury.

Ottawa RW Bobby Ryan has scored just one goal in his last eight games.

Wednesday’s contest begins a stretch of three in four days for Buffalo, which hosts New Jersey on Friday before visiting the Garden State the following evening to complete a home-and-home series.


StreakSmarts Pick: Buffalo Sabres

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick