Senators prediction panel: Game 53

The Ottawa Senators start their post-all-star schedule with a game in Boston against the Bruins. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 53
General Manager Bryan Murray is deep in thought as the Ottawa Senators practice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, March 19, 2014, . (Photo by Wayne Cuddington/ Ottawa Citizen)

The Ottawa Senators start their post-all-star schedule with a game in Boston against the Bruins. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (27-19-6) at Boston Bruins (31-14-2)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 1, Bruins 4
The Senators’ best players had a long weekend of all-staring and schmoozing, as the did the top Bruins. Who will be ready to go now that the puck drops for real? Safe move to go with the defending Cup champs at home.
Record: 29-23
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 2, Bruins 4
Tough one to start with.
Record: 31-21
Exact scores predicted: 2

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 1, Bruins 2
Team Chara sweeps the series against Team Alfredsson.
Record: 30-22
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 1, Bruins 3
Tim Thomas denied Daniel Alfredsson a hat-trick at the 2012 Alfredsson Love-In/All-Star Game, so it’s only fitting that he denies Ottawa of a victory tonight.
Record: 32-20
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 2, Bruins 4
First game after the break and the Sens had five players very busy all weekend to Boston’s two. The bar is still the Bruins in the East.
Record: 30-22
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 0, Bruins 3
If Tim Thomas wasn’t going to let Daniel Alfredsson score in the All-Star Game, he’s not going to do it in a game that counts. The Sens will have to wait one more game before getting back on the right track.
Record: 32-20
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 1, Bruins 4
As much as I’d like to see a rested Sens team be able to get back on track, Tim Thomas reminded us again on Sunday how he likes to steal these moments from Ottawa. You couldn’t just give Alfie the third goal, could ya? I hope he gets traded to Washington.
Record: 34-18
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 2, Bruins 1
Getting back on the road after a break might get the Sens back into season mode quicker than the Bruins at home. That’s my latest invented theory anyways. True until proven meaningless.
Record: 30-21

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