Senators prediction panel: Game 60

The Ottawa Senators close out a back-to-back set in Florida against the Panthers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 60
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 close out a back-to-back set in Florida against the Panthers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (29-22-8) at Florida Panthers (27-17-11)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 3, Panthers 0
Craig Anderson is heating up, and he generally plays well against his former teams. Plus, don’t underestimate the Senators’ motivation to enter a lengthy break (they don’t play again until Monday) on a winning note.
Record: 30-29
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 2, Panthers 3
A split would be pretty good on this tight trip.
Record: 33-26
Exact scores predicted: 2

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 4, Panthers 2
I like the way Craig Anderson played on Tuesday in Tampa. When he gets hot, he can be pretty hard to beat.
Record: 36-23
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 1, Panthers 3
Ottawa is playing better of late and I’m inclined to think that most of the panel will pick them to win. If I’m going to make an ascent up the panel standings, I’m going to have to take some risks.
Record: 35-24
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 2, Panthers 1
Put my picks in Sunday morning as I am presently on an island more concerned about the ice in my drink. The Sens will be buoyed by their presence of their fathers….or I could be dead wrong. Who cares, I’m on a beach. “Suck it Mendes.”
Record: 34-25
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 3, Panthers 1
If you had asked me before the season whether or not I was disappointed that this game wasn’t televised, I would have said “not even slightly.” Now, with playoff repercussions potentially on the line for BOTH teams (who’d have thought?), I’m jazzed for the game. Spezza’s line is going, and based on his play last night, you can tell Turris is on the verge of a multi-point night; the Sens should be able to string a couple of wins together and sweep the Florida swing.
Record: 34-25
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 3, Panthers 1
Can’t doubt the dads!

Record: 36-23
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 4, Panthers 2
The Senators still look somewhat shaky, even after the Tampa win, but at least the hands are loosened up. Nick Foligno is due to have a big game. Could be tonight.
Record: 33-25

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