NHL: Senators vs Panthers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 6)
- Florida Panthers sit seventh in the Eastern Conference
- Ottawa Senators looking to end a three-game losing sequence
The Florida Panthers remain on course for a playoff place in the Eastern Conference. However, they will need to maintain their recent strong run of form. On Thursday, they will come up against an Ottawa Senators side that has lost their previous three games in the NHL.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, April 6, 2023
- , at 7:00 p.m ET
- Where: FLA Live Arena, Florida
- How To Watch: NHL TV
The Florida Panthers may be just a few more games away from securing their spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. However, every game will be huge for them to achieve that target. They currently sit seventh in the overall standings, but they boast just a one-point advantage over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
However, their form coming into this crucial home game against the Senators is excellent, as they have won six of their last ten. Meanwhile, they have picked up victories in each of their previous four. Their most recent success was a 2-1 home win over the Buffalo Sabres.
This could be a daunting task for the Senators, as they have suffered three straight defeats ahead of this game on the road. They aren’t completely out of the playoff hunt, but it would be a long shot for them to edge into the top eight at this late stage, given that they trail the playoff spots by six points.
Their recent form has been incredibly detrimental to their chances of achieving that finish, as they have landed just four wins from their last ten. Over that period, they have suffered three regulation defeats. Their away form would also be a concern, as they have gone 15-20-4 this term.
The Panthers face a nervy final week of the season in their bid to finish in a playoff spot. On paper, this is one of their more straightforward games, and we expect them to pick up a victory to kick off a huge seven days.