Senators prediction panel: Game 85

The Ottawa Senators return home for Game 3 of their quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Senators prediction panel: Game 85

The Ottawa Senators return home for Game 3 of their quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers. Which team will come out on top? Our prediction panel weighs in.

Ottawa Senators (1-1) at New York Rangers (1-1)

James Gordon, Citizen Sports Editor

Senators 1, Rangers 2
I always said I wouldn’t be surprised if the Senators managed to knock off the Rangers, but I still think New York will find a way to win this big swing game.
Record: 41-43
Exact scored predicted: 1

Wayne Scanlan, Citizen Hockey Columnist

Senators 2, Rangers 3
Who knows?
Record: 42-42
Exact scores predicted: 3

Ian Mendes, Sportnet.ca Senators reporter and blogger

Senators 2, Rangers 3
Everything points to a Sens win — which means the Rangers will likely come out with a 2-1 series lead.
Record: 48-35
Exact scores predicted: 2

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

Senators 3, Rangers 1
Despite Alfie allegedly being a “gametime” decision for tonight’s game, I think the Senators will carry Saturday’s momentum into game three.
Record: 46-37
Exact scores predicted: 2

Steve Lloyd, host, Healthy Scratches on Team 1200

Senators 6, Rangers 4
The nastiness in this series has only just begun, and when games really start to get crazy you usually see more breakdowns. More breakdowns mean more goals. The status of Alfredsson makes this a bit of a blind pick, but I’m calling for a knock em down shootout with the Sens drawing energy from the home crowd.
Record: 46-37
Exact scores predicted: 1

Peter Raaymakers, writer/editor, Silver Seven Sens blog

Senators 5, Rangers 2
Things are out of control for the Rangers right now, and I don’t think they’ll get any more comfortable in Ottawa. A return to decent-quality ice should benefit the speedy, pass-oriented Senators, and may help them break down the Rags’ tight defensive formation more effectively.
Record: 46-36
Exact scores predicted: 4

Russell, host, SensUnderground podcast

Senators 4, Rangers 1
Sens have all sorts of things to rally around and I think they can do some damage now. In 20 years, I’ve never seen a Sens team stand up for each other like this one does. So, they take this one. Besides, I’ll be there. they have to win!
Record: 50-33
Exact scores predicted: 2

Jeremy Milks, writer/editor, Black Aces blog

Senators 1, Rangers 4
You’d think the momentum would be with Ottawa but now the Rangers have to respond and I think they’ll shut Ottawa down again, paving the way for a big Game 4 response from the Senators. Whoever can string two games in a row will end up winning this series.
Record: 46-36
Exact scores predicted: 2

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