Senators prediction panel: Game 13

The Ottawa Senators take on the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Place. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 13
Mike Weber and Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres handle the puck against the New York Islanders during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 9, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators take on the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Place. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Buffalo Sabres (5-7-1) at Ottawa Senators (6-4-2)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Sabres 3
This time, the Senators won’t benefit from facing Jhonas Enroth.
Record: 8-4
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner), Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 4, Sabres 2
Home team hopes Buff can serve its role as Ottawa slump buster once again, but handling them twice in a week might be pushing it.
Record: 7-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes), Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger and defending prediction panel champion

Senators 4, Sabres 3
This is a total case of deja vu from last week. The Sens are playing at home on a Tuesday against Buffalo, with everyone criticizing their lack of offensive punch.
Record: 4-8
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 1, Sabres 2
For the first time all season, Craig Anderson has given up three or more goals in back-to-back games. Conversely, Ryan Miller has allowed two in each of his past two games and seems to be rounding into form. I’ll take the Sabres in another low-scoring affair.
Record: 7-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

Steve Lloyd (@Steve_Lloyd), host, In the Box on Team 1200

Senators 3, Sabres 2
I don’t have much confidence in the Sens’ ability to put the puck in the net right now, but I also don’t have much faith in the Sabres in general. Here comes the Alain Vigneault coin.
Record: 6-6
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Sabres 0
Craig Anderson’s going to get himself a shutout one of these days, and if his teammates can contain Thomas Vanek, maybe that day will be Tuesday. But I’ve been too generous in giving Ottawa the benefit of the doubt in the post-Spezza days, so I’m not remotely confident in this.
Record: 7-5
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Sabres 3
I don’t know what it is about the Sabres that inspires the Senators to such heights, but whatever it is, it’s still working this season. These are almost always good games no matter the current state of either team.
Record: 7-5
Exact scores predicted: 1

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