Blue Jackets vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks 4/2
- Apr 2, 2023, 3:18:05 AM
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are set to host the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, April 2nd, in a matchup that has all the makings of an exciting game of hockey. Both teams have faced their share of struggles this season, but the Blue Jackets have a chance to come out on top in this game.
In terms of goaltending, the Blue Jackets have an advantage over the Senators. Columbus' Elvis Merzlikins has not had the best season statistically, but he has shown flashes of brilliance throughout the year. He will likely be the starting goaltender for the Blue Jackets in this game. On the other hand, Ottawa's top goaltender, Cam Talbot, has been inconsistent this season, and it remains to be seen if he will start for the Senators on Saturday.
Both teams have a number of players listed on their injury report, but the Blue Jackets have fewer key players out than the Senators. Columbus' Adam Boqvist and Elvis Merzlikins are both listed as out for this game, but the Senators have several players who will likely be out as well, including Thomas Chabot and Derick Brassard.
The Blue Jackets and Senators have had vastly different seasons in terms of their overall record and team stats. The Blue Jackets have struggled mightily this season, with a record of 23-44-8 and a goal differential of -80. The Senators have fared slightly better, with a record of 37-34-5 and a goal differential of -5.
Despite their struggles this season, the Blue Jackets have a chance to come out on top in this game. With an advantage in goaltending and fewer key players out due to injury, the Blue Jackets should be able to outscore the Senators and secure a win. Expect a close game, but ultimately, the Blue Jackets will come out on top.
Final Score Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 - Ottawa Senators 3