Senators prediction panel: Game 2

The Ottawa Senators get right back to work in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 2
Senators winger Colin Greening (L) chases a loose puck with Nazem Kadri (R) close behind him in the first period as the Ottawa Senators take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in pre-season NHL action at Canadian Tire Centre, September 19, 2013, in Kanata, Ontario. (Wayne Cuddington/Ottawa Citizen)

The Ottawa Senators get right back to work in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (1-0-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (2-0-0)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports/SenatorsExtra Editor

Senators 3, Leafs 2
Normally a divisional match-up on the road to close out a back-to-back would be something to worry about. But we’re talking about Day 2 of the Senators’ season. Also, #fancystats.
Record: 1-0
Exact scored predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Leafs 3
Leafs eke out a close one at home. Maybe.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Leafs 3
Everyone is undefeated heading into this game: The Leafs. The Sens. And everyone in this prediction panel. That will change on Saturday.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Leafs 5
As much as I’d love to see Clarke MacArthur light up his former teammates, Ottawa can’t play as sloppily as it did last night against a Toronto team that already has two games under its belt.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Leafs 0
After the Sabres game I’m making this pick thinking two things won’t happen. Lehner won’t start against the Leafs, and Anderson won’t allow another goal…ever. Sure. Sens ride Anderson to a 2-0 win.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Leafs 1
There’s going to be a letdown in Toronto, and it would be oh-so-perfect if that came against Ottawa. Considering how impressive Ottawa’s second line was in their season debut, I don’t see how Toronto can defend against the Sens’ full attack.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Leafs 4
Ottawa rarely has their best game in Toronto on Hockey Night In Canada, and at this point it seems like a curse. The Leafs are even more improved over the team that beat the Senators four times last season.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Leafs 1
Given that Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer are not American, I feel fairly confident in saying that they are likely to allow at least one goal on Saturday night. The Sens win 3-1 after an hour long pre-game ceremony to honour the storied history of the new Atlantic Division.
Record: 1-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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