Senators prediction panel: Game 48

The Ottawa Senators head back out on the road for a game in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 48
Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators scores during the shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators head back out on the road for a game in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (25-16-6) at Toronto Maple Leafs (22-17-5)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 3, Leafs 4
The Senators looked tired last night, and a quick turnaround on the road won’t help matters.
Record: 26-21
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 3, Leafs 4
Tempted to predict they’ll bounce back, but Loafers need this one worse than Sens do. Expect fierce battle.
Record: 31-16
Exact scores predicted: 2

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 2, Leafs 3
Cue the panic mode in Ottawa.
Record: 28-19
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 2, Leafs 5
Even though the Senators won in Montreal on Saturday, they’ve looked out of sorts for the past two games. I hate picking the Leafs to win but I’m uncomfortable picking the Sens based on their last two bodies of work.
Record: 31-15
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 3, Leafs 1
Sens saved their legs last night. Can’t play the “tired” excuse after a dud against the Jets. This team has bounced back well after poor performances.
Record: 27-20
Exact scores predicted: 0

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 3, Leafs 2
It’s going to be hard after playing last night, but I have a feeling Paul MacLean isn’t going to let the Sens off easy after their performance against the Jets. He’ll be pushing them, and they’ll respond.
Record: 31-16
Exact scores predicted: 2

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 3, Leafs 2
Honestly, I was far more worried about them coming out flat against the Laffs than the Jets so this changes things. Got to be looking for the bounce back game now.
Record: 32-15
Exact scores predicted: 1

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 4, Leafs 3
The Sens will have a lot of built-up frustration after getting shutout by the Jets and will be hungry for offense. The Leafs always get goals against Ottawa so this should be a bit of a barnburner compared to the molasses on ice we all witnessed Monday night.

Record: 27-19
Exact scores predicted: 1

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