Senators prediction panel: Game 76

The Ottawa Senators return home to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 76
General Manager Bryan Murray is deep in thought as the Ottawa Senators practice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, March 19, 2014, . (Photo by Wayne Cuddington/ Ottawa Citizen)

The Ottawa Senators return home to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Pittsburgh Penguins (46-21-6) at Ottawa Senators (37-28-10)

James Gordon, Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 4, Penguins 1
Yes, this looks like an insane pick, but look how far logic and reason has gotten me with this team. It’s Costanza Method time.
Record: 36-39
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 2, Penguins 5
Hard to go against the league’s hottest team.
Record: 39-35
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 5, Penguins 3
You know what would make sense in this ridiculous Sens season, when we can’t figure out this team? A win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Record: 43-31
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 1, Penguins 5
After last night’s game against Montreal, I can’t think of any possible reason to not pick the Penguins. Well, unless they were supposed to fly into town on an Air Canada plane…
Record: 42-32
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 2, Penguins 6
This won’t be pretty.
Record: 42-32
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 2, Penguins 4
Sidney Crosby, Sidney Crosby, Sidney Crosby, Sidney Crosby, Sidney Crosby, comeback, comeback, comeback, comeback, concussions, concussions, concussions, concussions. Just getting you ready for tonight’s CBC broadcast.
Record: 41-33
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 1, Penguins 5
Pittsburgh is just too big a mountain to climb for Ottawa. They are firing on all cylinders and I doubt there’s much the Sens can do to stop them.
Record: 43-31
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 1, Penguins 5
If Kurt Russell walked into the Sens dressing room dressed as Herb Brooks and delivered the “Miracle” speech just minutes before tonight’s game, they’d still get annihilated by Pittsburgh. But at least they’d get to meet Kurt Russell, and maybe even Goldie.
Record: 40-33

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