Senators prediction panel: Game 75

The Ottawa Senators travel to Montreal for a big game against the Canadiens. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 75
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 travel to Montreal for a big game against the Canadiens. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (37-27-10) at Montreal Canadiens (28-33-13)

James Gordon, Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 3, Canadiens 2
My belief that the Senators are aware of the need for urgency continues to hurt me late in the season. Yet it’s back to the well again. The ninth-place Sabres are four points back and surging. Ottawa needs this win.
Record: 36-38
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 3, Canadiens 2
Sens need this one, and have most of their roster back.
Record: 39-34
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 5, Canadiens 3
Craig Anderson is back. Jason Spezza is back. Is there any reason why the Sens shouldn’t beat Montreal?
Record: 43-30
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 3, Canadiens 1
In their last two meetings combined, Ottawa outshot Montreal 70 to 40 but only scored four goals. Despite the Senators’ offence drying – their shooting percentage is a paltry 4.5% in their last four games – at some point, the puck luck and shots have to start going in at a higher rate. Craig Anderson may get the headlines but I’m hoping it’ll be Jason Spezza’s return that sparks the offence.
Record: 42-31
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 4, Canadiens 2
Ottawa is due to score some goals and actually control a game against the worst team in the conference.
Record: 42-31
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 3, Canadiens 1
The Senators have struggled against the lowly Habs this season, for whatever reason, but with Buffalo nipping at their heels, Ottawa had better get rolling again. Tonight’s as good as any to get back on track, or else the panic button’s going to take a beating.
Record: 41-32
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 3, Canadiens 1
The Sens, after having frittered away some winnable games, are now in a little more of a precarious spot. They can’t afford to drop another game to the worst team in the East. Hopefully, Anderson doesn’t show any rust.
Record: 43-30
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 1, Canadiens 3
Feels like this scoring slump has a few more miles to go. Remember John Lennon’s infamous “lost weekend” bender? His lasted two full years but the Senators might only have to wait for Monday’s game against the Jets to find their bearings again.
Record: 39-33

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