Senators prediction panel: Game 50

The Ottawa Senators look to take advantage of a struggling Capitals squad in Washington. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 50
Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) gets off a slapshot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocked the shot. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Ottawa Senators look to take advantage of a struggling Capitals squad in Washington. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (21-19-9) at Washington Capitals (22-19-8)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Capitals 3
The Senators say they want to stop the rise of the oceans (*laughter*). The Capitals just want to provide two points for you and your family (*nodding and clapping*). #obamacare
Record: 29-20
Exact scores predicted: 5

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

Senators 4, Capitals 3
They have to hope the spell over Washington ensues.
Record: 25-24
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Capitals 2
Craig Anderson has won six straight games against the Capitals and Washington is in a free fall lately. Everything points to the Sens getting back on the winning track at the Verizon Center.
Record: 31-18
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 4, Capitals 3
Unlike Bryan Murray and Eugene Melnyk visiting the NHL’s HQ in New York yesterday, reportedly to discuss the ‘forensic investigation’ into whether Matt Cooke sliced Erik Karlsson’s achilles tendon with his skate intentionally, here’s hoping the Senators don’t show up in Washington and embarrass themselves.
Record: 26-23
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 5, Capitals 1
Los Senadores!! Gotta go. I’m out of lime.
Record: 29-20
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 2, Capitals 4
It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the Senators’ current slide, on the heels of their previous hot streak, continues for a few more games.
Record: 21-28
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Capitals 2
The Caps just haven’t been getting any goaltending lately, dropping 5 straight and 9 of their last 11. They might go with Braden Holtby but he’s had one win since November. And we thought Ottawa had goalie issues? It helps the Sens’ cause that Craig Anderson is a Cap killer (and not the salary kind).
Record: 26-23
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 5, Capitals 2
Ottawa is trending upward and Washington is trending downward so I predict the team doing better lately is going to win the game I love sports.
Record: 26-23
Exact scores predicted: 3

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