Game 26 Prediction Panel: New York Islanders @ Ottawa Senators

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4-2 Senators
GWG: Mike Hoffman

The Islanders haven't been great so far and Ottawa should have enough to win a close one. Mike Hoffman continues to dazzle with another multi-point game.

Record: 12-13, 13 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

3-1 Islanders
GWG: Frans Nielsen

Recent Sens-Isles games have been extremely competitive and I think we’ll see a similar story here. Ultimately, the Isles emerge with the win thanks to a goal from one of the league’s most underrated players.

Record: 11-14, 12 Points
1 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Senators
GWG: Mika Zibanejad

Schedule loss for the Isles, but I'm not quite cynical enough to call the Sens blowing it.

Record: 13-12, 15 Points
2 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Islanders
GWG: Matt Carkner (John Tavares actually, though)

Seeing as the game will be played in Ottawa, it must be nice for the Isles to get out of that hell hole the Barclays Center is. What a horrible place to play hockey. Oh, and welcome back Matt Carkner!!1!

Record: 13-12, 15 Points
1 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-2 Islanders
GWG: Frans Nielsen

The Islanders come into Ottawa steal a win from the Sens. The Sens take some costly penalties which end up being their downfall.

Record: 14-11, 17 Points
2 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-2 Islanders
GWG: John Tavares

The Isles are an awfully good team and the Sens can't quite keep up on this night. Tavares' marker in the second is the difference

Record: 14-11, 15 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Islanders
GWG: Kyle Okposo

This will actually be a well-played, tight affair, but with the Isles prevailing in OT. Still, we'll all come away saying Ottawa had one of their best defensive performances of the year against a pretty good team.

Record: 15-10, 16 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

2-1 Senators
GWG: Kyle Turris

Although these are two offensive teams, I'm thinking this could be a low-scoring affair. The Islanders will be tough competition, but I think the Sens can win in typical Ottawa fashion by scoring late despite being outshot.

Record: 13-12, 16 Points
1 Exact Scores, 2 Game Winning Goals

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