Senators prediction panel: Game 37

The Ottawa Senators end their Christmas break with a home game against the Montreal Canadiens. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 37
Matt Puempel. (Julie Oliver/OttawaCitizen)

The Ottawa Senators end their Christmas break with a home game against the Montreal Canadiens. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Montreal Canadiens (13-16-7) at Ottawa Senators (17-14-5)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 3, Canadiens 2
Well, I’ve blown about six picks in a row here, so you can look at this in one of two ways: 1) I’m going to be wrong again or 2) I’m way overdue. The Canadiens are a mess and the Senators are healthy and happy. They should be able to keep rolling here.
Record: 21-15
Exact scored predicted: 0

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 4, Canadiens 2
I like the Sens at home here against the struggling Habs, although Montreal is due to win one for its beleaguered coach.
Record: 24-12
Exact scores predicted: 1

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 2, Canadiens 4
There’s only one team on the ice that knows how it feels to play a home game with a massive jumbotron. New scoreboard and 12,000 Habs fans? Advantage Montreal.
Record: 20-16
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Canadiens 2
Former captain Randy Cunneyworth could use the win, unfortunately for him, Ottawa will christen their new scoreboard with a win.
Record: 26-10
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 0, Canadiens 0
No pick submitted.
Record: 20-16
Exact scores predicted: 0

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 4, Canadiens 1
The Habs have to win one of these days, but let’s go with Ottawa at least one more time. Nothing seems to be going right in Montreal, and the break won’t likely have helped the situation.
Record: 24-12
Exact scores predicted: 1

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 4, Canadiens 1
How can you not pick Ottawa to win this one? And maybe we can convince Cunneyworth to miss the bus back to MTL and keep him here where he’ll be appreciated.
Record: 25-11
Exact scores predicted: 1

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 0, Canadiens 0
No pick submitted.
Record: 20-16
Exact scores predicted: 0

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