Senators prediction panel: Game 51

The Ottawa Senators make their next stop in Los Angeles to take on the Kings. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 51
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 make their next stop in Los Angeles to take on the Kings. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (27-17-6) at Los Angeles Kings (23-16-10)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 0, Kings 3
As this trip lumbers along, the effects of a long month on the road will continue to wear on the Ottawa Senators. They just looked a little more listless than usual against the Ducks on Saturday. A strong start by Jonathan Quick would be just demoralizing enough to cost them their second regulation loss in a row.
Record: 27-23
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 3, Kings 2
They should be motivated to bounce back. Kings have been losing a lot of close games.
Record: 31-19
Exact scores predicted: 2

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 4, Kings 2
The Sens haven’t won in Los Angeles since the year 2000. But because they haven’t lost back-to-back games in regulation since November, I’ll take Ottawa.
Record: 29-21
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 1, Kings 2
Despite their record, Jonathan Quick’s been one of the better goaltenders in the league this season. Barring an Alex Auld appearance, this one will be low scoring.
Record: 31-18
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 3, Kings 1
The last time the Sens lost back-to-back in regulation, I had recently taken my daughter trick or treating for the first time and James Gordon was well ahead of me in this pool. They bounce back here…unless Gordon picks them to win.
Record: 30-20
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 3, Kings 2
The Kings are struggling a bit these days, and the Sens want to get back to winning. This game could easily go either way, but I’ll err on the side of the Sens.
Record: 32-18
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 4, Kings 1
Originally, I might have picked L.A. in this one but I have a feeling the Sens might be mad this game because of the “Karlsson is a diver” debacle (I’ll be shaking my head over that one for a while). Look for them to take it out on the Kings.
Record: 34-16
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 1, Kings 3
I’m thinking that these Western swings get harder, not easier, as you go along. It doesn’t help that Ottawa has only one win in L.A. in its entire history. How is that even possible?
Record: 28-21

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