Senators prediction panel: Game 18

The Ottawa Senators face off against Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 18
Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senatorsdefends against Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers as he reaches for the loose puck, during an NHL game, at Scotiabank Place, on April 27, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators face off against Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Philadelphia Flyers (5-10-1) at Ottawa Senators (7-6-4)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 4, Flyers 3
A win for Craig Anderson will sideline the goalie debate until after the Boston game Friday.
Record: 12-5
Exact scored predicted: 2

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

Senators 4, Flyers 2
Sens should be able to keep rolling here.
Record: 11-6
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Flyers 2
The Sens seem to be taking advantage of the soft part of their schedule now. They still aren’t playing up to an acceptable level — but they are playing well enough to beat the weaker teams. And while the Giroux goal-scoring jokes and tweets can stop, the Flyers remain everybody’s favourite punch line.
Record: 8-9
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Flyers 1
The Sens are unbeaten against Eastern Conference opponents, so I can’t bet against that. Besides, with Craig Anderson getting the nod in nets, we’re destined to have another goaltending controversy in this city.
Record: 9-8
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Flyers 0
Ottawa’s three game winning streak isn’t exactly rock solid, but the Flyers are just a train wreck so far this season. Also, the Sens have yet to lose in regulation to an Eastern Conference team.
Record: 12-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 5, Flyers 2
There’s really no excuse for a loss here. This is the part of the schedule where the Sens make up the points they lost on the Western road swing.
Record: 8-9
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Flyers 1
Craig Anderson will be more than motivated to quell discussions of a goalie controversy in Ottawa. And he’ll benefit from a Senators team that’s finally turned things around.
Record: 9-8
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Flyers 4
As a current resident of Philadelphia, I will face a regional blackout on my NHL Gamecenter subscription for the game. As a result, I must travel into the wild orange yonder to watch the Sens take on the Flyers. My heart hopes for a Sens win, but my bones hope the Flyers will take this one. I don’t have the sturdy build of a Kassian or a Mendes, so I tend to l follow my bones.
Record: 10-7
Exact scores predicted: 0

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