Senators prediction panel: Game 43

The Ottawa Senators head to Boston to take on the Bruins. Who will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

The Ottawa Senators head to Boston to take on the Bruins. Who will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (16-20-6) at Boston Bruins (22-12-7)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 0, Bruins 3
If the talent gap wasn’t so big between these two teams, I might give the edge to the Senators after the Bruins picked up an emotional win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. Ottawa can’t seem to figure out how to pick up two points right now, however, which makes a win in Beantown all the more unlikely. Tuukka Rask was between the pipes against the Pens, which means another match-up against Tim Thomas. Scary.
Record: 23-19
Exact scored predicted: 2

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 2, Bruins 1
The Sens have been in a lot of tight games and are due to win one. Maybe this will be it. Bruins playing their third game in four nights.
Record: 24-18
Exact scores predicted: 2

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 3, Bruins 1
Mired in their longest winless drought of the season, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ottawa picks up two points in Boston. The Sens have won three straight games at the TD Bank NorthGarden, outscoring the Bruins 9-2.
Record: 22-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 3, Bruins 2
The Bruins could be physically and mentally exhausted from last night’s game that featured Marc Savard’s first game against the Pens since being victimized by Matt Cooke’s blind side hit. That being said, I simply don’t have confidence in Ottawa’s offence to overcome Tim Thomas.
Record: 25-16
Exact scores predicted: 4

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 0, Bruins 3
Bad news for Ottawa: the Bruins are up next. We know how they usually do against them . Even worse news: Chara’s mad. The good news: another step closer to a lottery pick!
Record: 23-18
Exact scores predicted: 2

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 2, Bruins 3 (OT)
The culmination of some reasonable play should keep the Senators right in this game, but without Jason Spezza and with Mike Fisher fighting off whatever injury he sustained last game, it’s tough for the Senators to get anything more than a couple goals in a given game. And with only that many goals, the team’s going to have a hard time winning anything.
Record: 23-17
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 1, Bruins 4
The Sens are actually playing their guts out right now but life without Jason Spezza gives them no chance to score goals. After two crucial weekend losses where they deserved a better fate, the Sens could have a letdown against a tough divisional opponent.
Record: 24-18
Exact scores predicted: 2

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