Senators prediction panel: Game 27

The Ottawa Senators welcome Daniel Alfredsson and the Detroit Red Wings to Canadian Tire Centre. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 27
Drew Miller #20 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with Clarke MacArthur #16 of the Ottawa Senators during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on November 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators welcome Daniel Alfredsson and the Detroit Red Wings to Canadian Tire Centre. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Detroit Red Wings (13-7-7) at Ottawa Senators (10-12-4)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Red Wings 3
Really don’t see a Sens sweep of the Wings this season, so now’s as good a time as any to call a DET win. Team will be fired up to help the Player 11 out on his big night.
Record: 15-11
Exact scored predicted: 3

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

Senators 3, Red Wings 2
Pick a Swede, any Swede. Hmmm. Alfredsson. Lehner. I’ll try Lehner, plus the fact that for whatever reason, Ottawa plays Detroit well.
Record: 13-13
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Red Wings 4
The Swedish star who now plays for the Red Wings instead of that Ontario-based team will be the first star of this game. Of course I am speaking about Jonas Gustavsson…
Record: 13-13
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Red Wings 3
Should Ottawa prevail, I hope the first question for Alfie following the game is, “now that Ottawa has won the first three games of this season series,  how do you like your team’s chances to come back and win game four?”
Record: 13-13
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 5, Red Wings 1
The only thing consistent about the Sens season is that they beat the Red Wings.
Record: 15-11
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Red Wings 2
The Sens have actually played pretty well for much of the last two games, but suffered from some sub-par goaltending from Craig Anderson. Since I’m assuming that Anderson might get a few games off in favour of Robin Lehner, I expect the Sens’ play to continue improving and their goals-against average to (hopefully) go down a bit. If that happens, they should be able to string together a few wins and maybe even get themselves back into the Wild Card picture–even though right now, they’re closer to a top-five pick than a playoff spot.
Record: 10-16
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Red Wings 2
Ottawa doesn’t seem to have any problems getting up for marquee opponents and this one is right at the top of the list. Somehow, the Senators are living in the Red Wings’ heads this season and did so by leaning on them physically. Look for that dynamic to continue.
Record: 13-13
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Red Wings 2
Nothing more to say about this one. This is going to be the strangest Sens game I’ve ever watched. I hope Alfie scores, just to see how the crowd reacts.
Record: 14-12
Exact scores predicted: 0

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