Senators prediction panel: Game 15

The Ottawa Senators head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ben Scrivens keeps an eye on the ouck during third period NHL hockey action against Philadelphia Flyers in Toronto on Monday February 11, 2013.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

The Ottawa Senators head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (7-5-2) at Toronto Maple Leafs (8-6-0)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Leafs 3
The only thing worse for the Senators than losing their best player would be losing to their rivals in the next game. The effort will be there, the result probably won’t.
Record: 9-5
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner), Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 3, Leafs 2
Pride game. Sens have the better goalie.
Record: 9-5
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 2, Leafs 4
Karlsson & Spezza injury > Frattin & Reimer injury
Record: 5-9
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Leafs 5
Looking forward to watching how Ottawa’s psyche will be in the wake of Karlsson’s achilles injury; especially if their penchant for giving up the first goal continues.
Record: 8-6
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Leafs 1
The Sens are now devoid of a true No. 1 centre and d-man. Something Leaf fans have said since Sundin and Kaberle were in their primes.  Both clubs are dealing with their share of key injuries right now but Craig Anderson is the Sens’ trump card. Having seen the way Toronto has played so far this season, I expect this game to be about the nasty. Will the Sens hold up?
Record: 8-6
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 1, Leafs 5
Of course just as the team is about to face off against their biggest rivals they lose their top goal scorer and best player. For those at home, the Senators are now without two top forwards and two top defencemen. I do feel that the young players still healthy will get into a rhythm after a bit of time post-Karlsson, but the Leafs are hot right now. Sorry, Craig Anderson; you’re on your own now.
Record: 9-5
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 2, Leafs 3
I’m not sure how many more insults this Ottawa team can absorb, but losing to the Leafs on a Saturday night feels like the next logical blow. Chris Neil and company will be in nasty moods so this could get ugly quick.
Record: 9-5
Exact scores predicted: 1

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