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Washington Capitals

Ottawa Senators
20-14-5 December 30, 2013, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 16-18-7

Washington pays a visit to Ottawa on Monday, hoping to shut down the Senators snipers in hockey action at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators bring a 16-18-7 record to the battle against the 20-14-5 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 24-16-1 so far and the Capitals go 18-21.

View Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before puck drop in this match found them as 129-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Senators and the No. 12-rated Capitals in this matchup.

The Capitals were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.97 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 18.67% rate while the Capitals have a 81.56% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Washington home to Hartford , Thursday, January 2nd
Ottawa home to Atlanta, Thursday, January 2nd