Senators prediction panel: Game 6

The Ottawa Senators are in Phoenix to take on the Coyotes. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 6
Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenic Coyotes celebrates after his team's first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on October 13, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The Ottawa Senators are in Phoenix to take on the Coyotes. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (1-2-2) at Phoenix Coyotes (4-2-0)

James Gordon (@SensReporter), Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 2, Coyotes 3 (SO)
This one feels like a total coin flip to me, and I usually go with the home team in those situations.
Record: 4-1
Exact scored predicted: 1

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

Senators 4, Coyotes 2
As poorly as they have played these past two games, the Sens can call it a decent trip with a win in Phoenix. Motivation should be high.
Record: 5-0
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 1, Coyotes 3
The Coyotes’ ownership situation is more stable than the Sens’ defence right now.
Record: 3-2
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Coyotes 2
With Kyle Turris returning to the desert as Ottawa’s No. 1 centre (playing alongside Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur), this turn of events may throw Dave Tippett and the Coyotes for a loop.
Record: 4-1
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Coyotes 2
It’s mid October and I’m already confused. Having allowed over 100 shots in the last two games you have to think pride will kick in. However, it would help if pride could play with a little defensive composure. So, there’s that.
Record: 3-2
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 3, Coyotes 5
I don’t think Ottawa’s play will really turn around until they get back to Canadian Tire Centre. This one should be another tough game, and it’s not even in California so we can’t expect Bobby Ryan to score one.
Record: 4-1
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Coyotes 3
Ottawa actually has a history of winning in Phoenix, but what will get them two points is pure desperation and an angry coach looming at their backs. Knowing they’re flying home right after the game will give them energy, and Karlsson is due for a big game.
Record: 4-1
Exact scores predicted: 0

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

Senators 4, Coyotes 1
Erik Karlsson has a tattoo of a Phoenix rising out of the ashes on his right bicep. If that’s not a sign of things turning around for the Senators against the Coyotes, I don’t know what is.
Record: 3-2
Exact scores predicted: 0

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