Senators prediction panel: Game 52

The Ottawa Senators rush home to take on the Detroit Red Wings. Who will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

The Ottawa Senators rush home to take on the Detroit Red Wings. Who will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Detroit Red Wings (30-13-6) at Ottawa Senators (17-26-8)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 1, Wings 4
If the Senators can’t beat the worst team in the National Hockey League, it’s hard to pick them against one of the best. The Detroit Red Wings are once again a scary force in the Western Conference and will be considered among the favourites when the playoffs roll around. Ottawa will probably be lucky to score one goal in this contest, let alone enough to corral two points in the standings.
Record: 29-22
Exact scored predicted: 2

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 1, Wings 5
Nice to get a free one. Wings not a lock – they could get stuck in snow. Otherwise . . .
Record: 30-21
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 2, Wings 4
The Wings are one of the best five teams in the league. The Sens just lost to the Devils – who are dead-last overall. It’s really hard to pick Ottawa in this game.
Record: 26-25
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 1, Wings 4
It’s a good thing guys like Datsyuk are returning to the lineup. With the way that Ottawa’s been playing of late, Detroit needs all the help it can get.
Record: 33-17
Exact scores predicted: 4

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 0, Wings 6
Seriously, who’d you pick?
Record: 29-21
Exact scores predicted: 2

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 0, Wings 3
I’m not ballsy enough (or stupid enough) to think the Senators have a chance here. They can sometimes play their best games against the top opponents, but nothing’s going right for the Sens these days.
Record: 29-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 0, Wings 0
No pick submitted.
Record: 31-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

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