Senators prediction panel: Game 59

The Ottawa Senators close out their pre-Olympic 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 59
Boston Bruins Jarome Iginla, centre, celebrates with teammate David Krejci after scoring on Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ont., December 28, 2013. (Patrick Doyle / Ottawa Citizen)

The Ottawa Senators close out their pre-Olympic schedule with a game in Boston against the Bruins. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (26-21-11) at Boston Bruins (36-16-3)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Bruins 3
An afternoon game in Boston? I’m afraid not.
Record: 34-24
Exact scores predicted: 6

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

Senators 2, Bruins 3
Toss up on the final day before the break.
Record: 32-26
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 3, Bruins 2
The Bruins are 8-1-1 in afternoon games this season and the Sens are 1-9-1 in them. So yeah, I’m going against the grain.
Record: 39-19
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 4, Bruins 2
With Zdeno Chara already in Sochi, the Senators will luck out for the second consecutive game versus the Bruins and win facing a Chara-less Bruins squad.
Record: 32-26
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 4, Bruins 3
With Chara already in Sochi the Sens take advantage of a distracted team at home hours away from checking out. I think the road team actually has the advantage in this situation.
Record: 33-25
Exact scores predicted: 1

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

Senators 0, Bruins 0
Pick pending.
Record: 24-34
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Bruins 2
Being on the road might focus the Sens enough to make them temporarily forget their pending, probably tropical, vacations. And the Bruins without The Big Z don’t look quite as intimidating.
Record: 34-24
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 2, Bruins 3
The giant creepy Olympic bear was a bad omen.
Record: 31-27
Exact scores predicted: 3

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