Senators prediction panel: Game 65

The Ottawa Senators take on the Boston Bruins for the second time in a week. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 65
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 take on the Boston Bruins for the second time in a week. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (33-23-8) at Boston Bruins (37-20-3)

James Gordon, SenatorsExtra.com editor/Citizen hockey writer

Senators 0, Bruins 3
Robin Lehner is an upgrade over Alex Auld, who started against the Bruins on Saturday, but not enough of one to change the end result. Plus, Boston would like to finish off Ottawa here and lock up the division. With a regulation win, the Bruins move five points up on the Senators with four games in hand. Pretty much game over.
Record: 34-30
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen columnist

Senators 2, Bruins 4
The revenge of Joltin’ Joe Corvo? Or not.
Record: 37-27
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 2, Bruins 3
At some point the Sens need to figure out a way to beat the Bruins, but I’m not sure it happens on Tuesday in Boston. Best part of this game — no matter what the outcome — will be seeing Joe Corvo going after Kyle Turris.
Record: 39-25
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 2, Bruins 4
Sadly, I think a Bruins victory is about as premeditated as Joe Corvo’s intent to drop the mitts with Kyle Turris.
Record: 39-25
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 3, Bruins 1
Robin Lehner and the Sens have a lot to prove. Lehner has Ben Bishop breathing down his neck and the Sens have to be getting sick and tired of losing to the Bruins. Law of averages. Ottawa’s due to beat Boston.

Record: 38-26
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 4, Bruins 2
Maybe the Bruins will be distracted trying to avenge Joe Corvo. Maybe Robin Lehner will be a freakin’ hero ;) . Maybe Zdeno Chara will cower in fear of Chris Neil. We’ll see, I guess, but I was impressed by the Senators’ bounce back late last game, and I think they might have found a way to beat Tim Thomas: Make him move side-to-side with insanely perfect cross-ice passes. What’s more, Ottawa has the players to do it.
Record: 38-26
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 2, Bruins 4
The story book says that Lehner stands on his head and steals this one for the Sens, but they just can’t seem to solve the B’s anymore. I gotta go with the odds and say the trend continues. Either way, this could be a fun game with some bad blood.
Record: 41-23
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 2, Bruins 1
Forget the facts. I am utterly convinced picking Ottawa against Boston is going to pay off at some point. This has gotten personal with me now. This is like Captain Ahab chasing Moby Dick. Yar!
Record: 36-27

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