Game 33 Prediction Panel: San Jose Sharks @ Ottawa Senators

It's the last home game before the Christmas break

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5-3 Senators
GWG: Mike Hoffman

The Senators head off to the Florida weather again after this game and everyone is excited. Well the players anyway. As with many wins, the defence is sloppy but Ottawa scores enough to get by.

Record: 18-14, 21 Points
0 Exact Scores, 3 Game Winning Goals

2-0 Senators
GWG: Shane Prince

Ottawa and San Jose always seem to play entertaining games. Although the Sharks seem like the better team, they’re now without star forward Logan Couture for an extended period of time. Shane Prince, making his way back into the lineup, gets the game-winner here and doesn’t get scratched again as the Senators enter the holidays with a win (wishful thinking).

Record: 15-17, 17 Points
2 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

4-2 Senators
GWG: Erik Karlsson

The Sharks haven't really struggled on the road, but the back to back situation gives the Sens the edge in this one.

Record: 16-16, 18 Points
2 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

5-4 Senators
GWG: Mika Zibanejad

Do something, Mika, I'm giving up on you. (I'm not actually, but it would be nice for you to get going)

Record: 17-15, 21 Points
2 Exact Scores, 2 Game Winning Goals

2-1 Senators
GWG: Mark Stone

The Sens win an ugly hard-hitting game with all three goals coming on goal-mouth scrambles. Stone pots the winner late in the third period to send the fans home happy.

Record: 17-15, 22 Points
2 Exact Scores, 3 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Senators
GWG: Mika Zibanejad

Mika Zibanejad finds his game just in time to salvage a win with a late power play tally.

Record: 19-13, 20 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

3-1 Senators
GWG: Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Andy makes his 217th start of the season, but manages to shut down the Sharks impressively. The Sens squeak out a key victory before the Christmas break.

Record: 16-16, 17 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-1 Sharks
GWG: Joe Pavelski

Much like the Kings, I don't like putting money down on Ottawa beating the Sharks. Besides their huge win in California last year, they seem to struggle against them. I'll go the safe route with this pick.

Record: 15-17, 19 Points
1 Exact Scores, 3 Game Winning Goals

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