Senators prediction panel: Game 33

The Ottawa Senators return home to take on the Buffalo Sabres (again). Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 33
Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres makes a third period pad save in their 2-1 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators on December 10, 2013 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators return home to take on the Buffalo Sabres (again). Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Buffalo Sabres (7-22-2) at Ottawa Senators (12-14-6)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 5, Sabres 0
K, let’s try this again.
Record: 19-13
Exact scored predicted: 3

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

Senators 4, Sabres 1
Now that they’ve lured the Sabres into a web of over-confidence, the Sens are in position to crush them at home. Or something like that.
Record: 15-17
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Sabres 1
Not this time Zemgus. Not in our house.
Record: 19-13
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Sabres 3
Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan believes I took an “improper route” picking the Senators to win Tuesday night’s game in Buffalo, but I’ll take the Senators again tonight.
Record: 15-17
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 5, Sabres 2
I think the only game I’ve been correct on in the last two weeks was the Florida game. I’m due. Bet the mortgage. #probablynot
Record: 16-16
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 10, Sabres 3
I’ll give the Sabres slightly more credit than I gave them for last game’s prediction — but not much more. Ottawa should be winning these games handily.
Record: 12-20
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Sabres 2
It’s like a mini-playoff series against the Sabres in December, which is probably the closest either team will get this season. But it should make for an edgy game and Ottawa seems to play well in those, so I’ll take the home side.
Record: 16-16
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 6, Sabres 1
I don’t know how Mendes swung that first game in his favour, but I certainly don’t want to live in a world where Ottawa loses to a last place team two games in a row. They’re due for a blowout.
Record: 16-16
Exact scores predicted: 1

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