Senators prediction panel: Game 28

The Ottawa Senators look to beat the Florida Panthers for the second time this season. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 28
Jonathan Huberdeau in the 2nd period as the Ottawa Senators take on the Florida Panthers in NHL action in Ottawa, ON, November 9, 2013. (Wayne Cuddington / Ottawa Citizen)

The Ottawa Senators look to beat the Florida Panthers for the second time this season. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (10-13-4) at Florida Panthers (7-15-5)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 3, Panthers 0
The Senators know time is running out on a playoff spot. Time to get serious.
Record: 16-11
Exact scored predicted: 3

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

Senators 4, Panthers 2
Here’s a team they might be able to handle.
Record: 13-14
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 5, Panthers 3
I am calling a hat trick for a Sens player in this game. My pick: Bobby Ryan.
Record: 14-13
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 6, Panthers 2
Florida has been outscored 10-3 in their past two games. Tim Thomas’ presence notwithstanding, I’ll take the Sens and predict a rout.
Record: 13-14
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Panthers 1
Who knows? #%@*!!
Record: 15-12
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Panthers 0
This is pretty close to a must-win for the Sens, and it’s definitely a should-win; there really are no excuses for a lack-lustre performance against the lowly Panthers (which, of course, means they’re going to lose)
Record: 10-17
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Panthers 1
The Senators will use all those frustrations from the first two months and mercilessly take it out on the Panthers, just like every team does in the NHL. After spotting Florida the first goal early, of course.
Record: 13-14
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Panthers 2
If a total line shakeup and a December trip to Florida doesn’t get this team back on track, the season is lost. I keep betting on a W, and it keeps failing me. Unlike Paul MacLean, I’ve decided not to shake things up.
Record: 14-13
Exact scores predicted: 0

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