Senators prediction panel: Game 31

The Ottawa Senators continue a home-heavy December with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 31
Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris (7) and Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen (44), of Finland, slide into Steve Mason (35) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 5-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Ottawa Senators continue a home-heavy December with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Philadelphia Flyers (13-14-2) at Ottawa Senators (11-14-5)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 3, Flyers 2
You have to believe the Senators are better than their 4-8-3 home record indicates, right? Hello? Is this thing on?
Record: 18-12
Exact scored predicted: 3

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

Senators 3, Flyers 2
Your guess is as good as — no, better, than mine.
Record: 14-16
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Flyers 1
The Flyers outscored the Sens 10-2 in their last two meetings — including a 5-0 whitewash in Ottawa. And yet I feel like the Sens will pull this game out because they showed some life on Saturday night.
Record: 17-13
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Flyers 4
The last time these two teams met, the Flyers dominated the Senators from a possession standpoint — outshooting them 31 to 19 at five-on-five — so I’m going to wager that this trend will continue tonight.
Record: 15-15
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 2, Flyers 4
It’s been 30 games. To quote Paul Maclean from earlier in the season: “After 30 games, you are what you are.” The Sens are 8 points out of a playoff spot.
Record: 16-14
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 2, whoever they’re playing 4
I’m not even going to look at the schedule because predicting a Sens loss seems like a no-brainer at this point.
Record: 12-18
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 2, Flyers 3
The Flyers have been able to handle Ottawa easily so far this season with Steve Mason getting both wins in net. Those games weren’t even close. Expect a closer score but the same result.
Record: 16-14
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Flyers 1
I’d flip a coin, but I lost all my money betting on the Senators for the last 5 games.
Record: 15-15
Exact scores predicted: 1

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