Senators prediction panel: Game 55

The Ottawa Senators look to snap their five-game losing streak with a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 55
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 look to snap their five-game losing streak with a home c0ntest against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Toronto Maple Leafs (26-19-6) at Ottawa Senators (27-20-7)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 4, Leafs 3
This is the type of game that makes a big difference when it comes to qualifying for the postseason or not. If the Senators have trouble getting up for this one, they have serious problems.
Record: 30-24
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 4, Leafs 3
The Leafs will be bringing it, but Reimer doesn’t bother the Senators and Anderson seems to be getting the hang of this Battle of Ontario thing.
Record: 32-22
Exact scores predicted: 2

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 2, Leafs 3
The well-rested Leafs will have the edge over an Ottawa team that played last night (you can use this line every time the Senators play Toronto this season).
Record: 31-23
Exact scores predicted: 2

Graeme Nichols, writer/editor, The Sixth Sens blog and podcast, defending prediction panel champion

Senators 2, Leafs 3
With Jason Spezza hurting, I’m just not confident enough in Ottawa’s depth to overcome another sub-par performance from the first line.
Record: 33-21
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 3, Leafs 1
Spezza is playing hurt and the Sens were fortunate to get a point last night. The Leafs are coming off a shutout win and have generally played better of late. Don’t know why I’m taking Ottawa other than I believe this rivalry might bring the urgency back in their game.
Record: 31-23
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 0, Leafs 0
No pick submitted.
Record: 33-21
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 3, Leafs 2
Megadeth before picking the Laffs!
Record: 35-19
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 2, Leafs 3
To quote Will Ferrell from the esteemed and thought-provoking 2008 film Semi-Pro, “Everybody panic!”
Record: 30-23

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