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Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/5/2022

The Ottawa Senators takes on the Montreal Canadiens on 4/5/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens face off today. The Ottawa Senators has a record of 25.0-37.0 this season. The Montreal Canadiens is 19.0-39.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Ottawa Senators Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.6 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Ottawa Senators into 3.0 penalty kill situations per game. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.79%, which is average.

Opponents take 33.2 shots per game regardless of situation and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Ottawa Senators Team Offense Preview

They score 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 3.0 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 18.91% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 30.3 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

Montreal Canadiens Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.8 goals per game in even strength situations, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.9 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and that is a cause for concern. Opponents force Montreal Canadiens into 3.4 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 74.36%, which is among the worst in the NHL.

Opponents take 34.6 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are among the worst in the NHL at goaltending right now.

Montreal Canadiens Team Offense Preview




They score 2.0 goals per game in even strength situations. This is a struggling offense and they must improve to be competitive. They score 0.4 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 3.1 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 13.43% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 29.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

The Ottawa Senators Roster

The Players to Watch for Ottawa Senators

Artem Zub D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 2.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 15 assists this season. This puts him at 21 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Thomas Chabot D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 28 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 34 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nick Holden D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 15 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 6.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Montreal Canadiens Roster

The Players to Watch for Montreal Canadiens

Nick Suzuki C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -22.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 18 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 33 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 51 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 10.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Alexander Romanov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -2.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 9 assists this season, he is not as engaged as a distributor. This puts him at 12 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 3.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ben Chiarot D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -18.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 7 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 11 assists this season. This puts him at 18 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Ottawa Senators 2 Montreal Canadiens 1

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