Senators prediction panel: Game 42

The Ottawa Senators face off against the Washington Capitals at Canadian Tire Centre. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 42
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) deflects a shot by Ottawa Senators left wing Milan Michalek (9), from the Czech Republic, as center Mikhail Grabovski (84), from Germany, gets a penalty on the play in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Washington. The Senators won 6-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Ottawa Senators face off against the Washington Capitals at Canadian Tire Centre. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Washington Capitals (20-14-4) at Ottawa Senators (16-18-7)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 3, Capitals 2
The Capitals are playing the tail end of a back-to-back in this one. With home ice advantage, the Senators should be able to squeak one out here.
Record: 23-18
Exact scores predicted: 4

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

Senators 4, Capitals 2
They usually play the Caps well, especially at home. But then this is the season of the unpredictable Sens.
Record: 18-23
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 5, Capitals 2
The Sens haven’t lost a single game on a Monday night this season. Bet you didn’t know that.
Record: 26-15
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Capitals 3
The Senators have won five consecutive games against the Capitals and with Washington playing last night in Buffalo, the Senators have an opportune chance to take advantage of a tired team.
Record: 21-20
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 5, Capitals 3
Dare I step out and say the Sens can win two straight for the first time since early November? Sure, why not? Plan the parade.
Record: 23-18
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 2, Capitals 4
I remain cynical, but I’d be happy to be proven wrong.
Record: 17-24
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Capitals 3
Just more than a month ago these two teams combined for 10 goals in a Sens win. I see another high-scoring game with Ottawa starting to make these home dates pay off against strong teams. A Pens/Bruins/Caps trifecta would convert a few more doubters.
Record: 20-21
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 5, Capitals 2
Capital Gains.
Record: 21-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

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