Senators prediction panel: Game 12

The Ottawa Senators travel to Chicago to take on the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 12
Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks holds the Stanley Cup Trophy during the Blackhawks Victory Parade and Rally on June 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators travel to Chicago to take on the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (4-5-2) at Chicago Blackhawks (6-2-3)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Blackhawks 3
As Corey Crawford told us in his classic speech on Stanley Cup parade day, the Blackhawks are the “beinest buncha beauties (expletive) work their (expletive) off.” So how can you go against that. WOOOOOOOOO!
Record: 8-3
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner), Citizen Hockey Columnist and defending panel champion

Senators 2, Blackhawks 4
Can’t pick against another western power but Sens might surprise here.
Record: 7-4
Exact scores predicted: 0

Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes), TSN 1200 The Drive host

Senators 3, Blackhawks 4
I fully expect the Blackhawks to call up some goalie we’ve never heard of and give him his first career start versus Ottawa.
Record: 4-7
Exact scores predicted: 0

Graeme Nichols (@6thSens), writer/editor, The 6th Sens blog and podcast

Senators 4, Blackhawks 3
I’ve been burned picking Ottawa in a few straight games after their impressive win over Detroit, so I figure the Sens have to beat one of these Western Conference teams sooner or later. Why not tonight?
Record: 6-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

Steve Lloyd (@TSNSteveLloyd), host, In the Box on TSN 1200

Senators 1, Blackhawks 4
Just when you think you’ve hit the bottom, there’s always a little further to go. I think the Sens rebound with a much better game, but it’s not enough against the champs.
Record: 6-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

Peter Raaymakers (@silversevensens), writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 2, Blackhawks 5
Paul MacLean is openly concerned. This does not bode well.
Record: 5-6
Exact scores predicted: 0

Jeremy Milks (@BlackAcesOtt), writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 4, Blackhawks 3
I keep picking Ottawa and keep getting burned, but maybe they can muster some of that magic they showed on the road in Detroit last week. With Chicago playing and travelling the night before, Ottawa has a chance here for an upset.
Record: 6-5
Exact scores predicted: 1

Eric Doty (@BonksMullet), writer/editor, BonksMullet.com and founder of SensMOTB

Senators 3, Blackhawks 4
We’ve got a David and Goliath situation on our hands, except David isn’t getting reliable goaltending of late.
Record: 6-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

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