Senators prediction panel: Game 79

The Ottawa Senators try to keep rolling with a road game against the New York Islanders. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 79
Matt Puempel. (Julie Oliver/OttawaCitizen)

The Ottawa Senators try to keep rolling with a road game against the New York Islanders. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (40-28-10) at New York Islanders (33-34-11)

James Gordon, Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 1, Islanders 2 (OT)
This is a real test of my commitment to the Costanza Method of making picks (whatever you think is right, do the opposite), which has delivered three straight victories for me. Ottawa is the easy pick here against the lowly Isles, therefore…
Record: 39-39
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 4, Islanders 3
Will have to guard against post-Philly letdown, but for the Senators, a weekend sweep would be sweet.
Record: 40-38
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 4, Islanders 2
The Sens need a win to clinch and they have dominated the Islanders in their last two meetings. When Ottawa is on a roll, it’s hard not to pick them to win.
Record: 45-32
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 3, Islanders 2
Sticking to my tradition of picking Ottawa to win both games in a weekend back-to-back match up, I’ll hope that the Sens continue to win games to preserve their lead over Buffalo and Washington.
Record: 44-33
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 6, Islanders 1
With Buffalo’s loss last night it’s simple, beat the Islanders today and clinch a playoff spot. The Sens relish, and will take full advantage of this opportunity.
Record: 43-34
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 5, Islanders 1
If the Sens can beat the Flyers, there’s no reason they shouldn’t beat the Islanders — they are 2-0-1 against Long Island so far this season, after all.
Record: 43-34
Exact scores predicted: 3

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 5, Islanders 2
Huge, huge win over the Flyers. Just have to hope there’s no emotional let down as they need these two points against the Fishsticks. All things being equal and with Andy at the top of his game, this should be a Sens win.
Record: 45-32
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 3, Islanders 2
It’s tempting to take the Isles because they’re the perfect spoiler team but I feel like playing it safe with Ottawa on a bit of a roll here. The road win over the Flyers gives them a big boost.
Record: 41-35

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