Senators prediction panel: Game 48

The Ottawa Senators travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers.

The Ottawa Senators travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. Who will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (17-23-7) at Philadelphia Flyers (30-11-5)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 1, Flyers 5
Even when the Senators are playing well, they don’t have enough talent to pick up wins. They can generate all the chances in the world, but if they don’t bury a few more, they are destined to continue their losing ways. Guys like Jesse Winchester, Chris Kelly, Zack Smith and Ryan Shannon are only going to provide so much offence.
Record: 27-20
Exact scored predicted: 2

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 2, Flyers 5
Tough to like the visitors against Pronger (he’s baaack!) and co. But then it’s hard to like Ottawa against anybody these days.
Record: 27-20
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 1, Flyers 4
As if the Flyers needed another edge over the Senators, we get word that Chris Pronger will return to the lineup to face Ottawa. Philadelphia is the class of the Eastern Conference.
Record: 23-24
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 1, Flyers 3
After Tuesday’s loss to the Ducks, Cory Clouston was at a loss for words as to why Ottawa could not score: “Somehow we don’t outscore them.” It’s called a lack of natural goal scoring talent up front and I don’t expect them to start filling the net against a Flyers squad that has a returning Chris Pronger.
Record: 30-16
Exact scores predicted: 4

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 1, Flyers 5
The Sens played a good game against the Ducks…still couldn’t win. What do you think their chances are against the Flyers? That’s what I thought, too. Not so good.
Record: 26-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 2, Flyers 5
It would be characteristic of the Senators to play like world-beaters against a vastly superior opponent, but at this point, predicting a Senators win is asking for criticism. It might be a close game, it might not, but it will almost certainly be a Philadelphia win.
Record: 26-19
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 1, Flyers 3
The good news is that the Sens are keeping games close, so they have the potential to knock off a good team like the Flyers once in a while. But I don’t see their miserable streak ending in the City of Brotherly Love tonight. In fact, we may have to wait until after the All-Star break for that miracle.
Record: 27-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

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