The Ottawa Senators may not be considered a powerhouse in the National Hockey League, but the organization’s success over the past 20 years certainly cannot be overlooked. The Senators are most known for their Stanley Cup run during the 2006-07 season when coach Bryan Murray helped them reach the finals before eventually losing to Anaheim Ducks in five games. Ottawa’s Stanley Cup finals appearance followed a string of nine consecutive playoff appearances — eight of them coming under former head coach Jacques Martin.
Over the last 20 seasons, the Sens have qualified for the playoffs 15 times. The Senators, who play in the Eastern Conference, won the Presidents’ Trophy as the league top team during the 2002-03 season. That year, the Sens finished with a 52-21-8-1 record and 113 points. Ottawa enjoyed another 52-win, 113-point season during the 2005-06 campaign when they finished first in the Eastern Conference.
The original Ottawa Senators — founded in 1883 — won 11 Stanley Cups in the NHL between 1917 and 1934.
Former captain Daniel Alfredsson remains at the top of the Senators’ all-time scoring leaders with 1,108 points in 1,178 games played. Alfredsson is also the franchise leader in goals with 426. Jason Spezza is second in all-time scoring with 687 points in 686 games.
Ottawa Senators Betting Lines Today
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In a deep Eastern Conference, expect the Senators to be underdogs more than not during the 2016-17 season.
Ottawa Senators Scores & Schedule
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Ottawa Senators Standings Right Now
The Senators won’t be pushing for a Atlantic Division title next season, but under coach Guy Boucher, should be battling for a wild-card playoff spot.
The defensive-minded coach will make the Sens a better team in their own zone, which should keep them in playoff contention.
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How To Win At Ottawa Senators Betting
The 2015-26 season was one to forget for the Senators, who missed the playoffs for the second time in three years.
Despite having a great first half, the Sens sputtered after the NHL all-star break but still finished with a respectable 38-35-9.
Bet365.com has the Senators at +5000 underdogs to win the Stanley Cup in 2016-17 — only the Vancouver Canucks, at +6600, have worse odds.
The Senators have a potent offense, which is led by a defenseman — two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson. The superstar blue-liner led the team in scoring with 82 points in 82 games last season. Ottawa was among the league leaders in goals for with 236 — many of them coming from forwards Mike Hoffman (29) and Mark Stone (23). The Sens averaged 2.80 goals per game — something to keep in mind when betting on Ottawa moving forward. Taking the over, in many instances, is the right choice when placing your bet on the Sens.
It was on the defensive side of the rink where the Sens really struggled after allowing 247 goals. Only the Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames allowed more.
Much of that can be pegged on the Senators allowing the most shots per game in the entire NHL at 32.8. Ottawa’s blockbuster deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring in defenseman Dion Phaneuf should alleviate some of that pressure moving forward.
Ottawa was a strong team at home, posting a 21-14-6 record at the Canadian Tire Centre. Ottawa has historically performed better in front of their own fans, which will make your betting decisions easier during the 2016-17 season.
The Senators most likely will not be among the Atlantic Division leaders, but expect the team, now under head coach Guy Boucher, to battle for a wild-card position next season.
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