Senators prediction panel: Game 20

The Ottawa Senators head out west to take on the Flames in Calgary. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 20
Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores during the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators head out west to take on the Flames in Calgary. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (9-9-1) at Edmonton Oilers (9-6-2)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 2, Oilers 3
The Oilers have cooled a little since the beginning of the season, while it appears the Senators are heating up a bit. Still, you have to think the Senators will have a hiccup on this road trip and I think it starts tonight against the NHL’s third-best defence.
Record: 12-7
Exact scored predicted: 0

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 2, Oilers 3
We used to have to predict when the losing would end, now we’re back to dealing with an Ottawa winning streak. Edmonton has struggled, and the first game back from a roadie is usually tough, but they’ve had days to prepare, need this one badly and are 6-1-1 on home ice. I’ll try the Oil, with next to no confidence the way I’m going.

Record: 12-7
Exact scores predicted: 1

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 4, Oilers 2
The Sens have always felt pretty comfortable in this building, while the Oilers could fall into the trap of a first home game after a long road trip. I like the way Craig Anderson has played since getting pulled in Buffalo and expect that to continue at Rexall Place.
Record: 8-11
Exact scores predicted: 0

Graeme Nichols, writer/editor, The Sixth Sens blog and podcast

Senators 0, Oilers 0
No pick submitted.
Record: 14-5
Exact scores predicted: 1

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 4, Oilers 2
After a respectable rookie debut on this panel I’m plummeting faster than Filatov’s credibility with Sens fans. But, here goes nothing. The Sens have proven to be a streaky team in both directions. I say the current one continues thanks to a hot goaltender and emerging secondary scoring.
Record: 9-10
Exact scores predicted: 0

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 1, Oilers 3
With three straight losses it looks like the roof might be caving in on the Oilers, but I’m not so sure. The four days off they’ve had since their last game could be a blessing or a curse, but my money’s on the young Oilers starting the game strong and putting the Sens behind early. From there, look for Khabibulin or Dubnyk to bounce back from recent blowouts (Khabibulin’s allowed nine goals in his last two games, Dubnyk allowed six in his last start) and stonewall Ottawa’s shooters.
Record: 14-5
Exact scores predicted: 0

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 2, Oilers 1
I am a little concerned about what Edmonton’s speed might do to our defence but Ottawa is looking much better lately and the Oilers are on a slide. Plus, Andy is red hot so, what the hey, I’ll stick with them for one more game.
Record: 15-4
Exact scores predicted: 1

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 3, Oilers 1
I started playing Pro Line last week and I haven’t even come close to a winning ticket. So you know you’re dealing with an expert in predictions here. The Senators love playing in Oil town and with Edmonton on a bad run, they’ll steal another two points on this trip. Trust a pro.
Record: 10-9
Exact scores predicted: 0

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