The Eastern Conference top seed Florida Panthers are hosting the Ottawa Senators in FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL on December 14, 2021.
- Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 14/12/2021
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
Florida Panthers Stats & Form
Despite many injuries, the Florida Panthers are the team with the best record in the league, currently at 18-5-4. They are coming back home to face the Ottawa Senators after a three-game road trip that finished 1-1-1.
In their last game, the Panthers lost 3-2 to the Avalanche after Andre Burakovsky notched his first career hat trick for Colorado. Joe Thornton and Brandon Montour scored in the third period for Florida, and Sergei Bobrovsky had 23 saves. The Panthers have gone 1-4-4 in their last nine road games.
The Panthers nearly tied it in the final minute. They had a power play and pulled Bobrovsky for a 6-on-4 but Kuemper and defenseman Erik Johnson made big stops to seal the win.
The Panthers are 13-3-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Florida leads the Eastern Conference averaging 3.7 goals per game, led by Aleksander Barkov with 10.
Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 22 assists and has 31 points this season.
Florida Panthers News
Noel Acciari, Anthony Duclair, Mason Marchment and Markus Nutivaara will not suit up for the Panthers tonight while Aleksander Barkov and Maxim Mamin are questionable.
Ottawa Senators Stats & Form
The Ottawa Senators are playing their best hockey of the season winning four of the last five games but with the start they had, they are one place off the bottom of the Eastern Conference with an 8-16-1 record.
In their last game, the Senators dominated the reigning champion Tampa Bay Lightning winning 4-0. Brady Tkachuk notched his first career hat trick for Ottawa but made sure to share the spotlight with Anton Forsberg.
The Senators captain knew his goaltender deserved just as much credit in the Senators’ 4-0 win as Forsberg made 24 saves for his first career shutout. The 29-year-old goalie is riding a personal four-game win streak and appears to have taken over the starter’s role in Ottawa.
The Senators are 2-3-0 against Atlantic teams. Ottawa averages 10.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the league. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 54 total minutes. Drake Batherson leads the Senators with 16 total assists and has 24 points. Tkachuk has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Ottawa Senators News
Colin White, Shane Pinto, Josh Brown and Erik Brannstrom are all out for Ottawa against Florida.
Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Head-to-Head Stats
The Florida Panthers have won seven of their last ten games against the Senators including the last three. The Panthers have scored at least five goals in the last six against Ottawa.
Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers are huge favorites to defeat Ottawa with the odds at -185 for their win at while the odds for Senators’ upset are at 366.
The draw is set at 425.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -130 odds to go over and -102 for under.
The Panthers are absolute favorites going into the game against the Senators and everything other than an easy win would be a big upset. The Senators have picked up their form lately but that will make no difference on Tuesday night. Florida’s win with at least two goals difference is the best bet.