Game 5 Prediction Panel : Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Will the Sens continue the roll started in Columbus?

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Shout out to 15 Feet of Ice, who threw in an extra prediction for the Jays game yesterday and nailed it at 6-3.

6-2 Penguins
GWG: Phil Kessel

The Penguins are struggling to start the season but they have too much offensive talent and the Senators allow too many chances.

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

2-1 Senators
GWG: Mika Zibanejad

Ahh, the new home of noted Sens killer Phil Kessel. It probably would've been safer for me to predict a win on the first half of a back-to-back, rather than the second, but I think the Sens do well here and win 2-1 in Pittsburgh.

Record: 1-3, 2 Points
1 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

5-3 Penguins
GWG: Phil Kessel

Second of a back to back on the road against a rested team, and one with way too much firepower to stay as quiet as they have been to start the season.

Record: 2-2, 3 Points
1 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

6-3 Penguins
GWG: Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel always seemed to be a Sens killer, and that was when he was alongside Bozak. Now Bozak has turned into Crosby and Kunitz, and I'm nervous.

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

4-3 Penguins
GWG: Sidney Crosby

The Sens will get into some penalty trouble early and often in this one. The Penguins power play will prove to be too much for the Sens to handle and Crosby will pot the winner on a third period PP.

Record: 3-1, 5 Points
1 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

6-4 Penguins
GWG: Phil Kessel

Pittsburgh wins the track meet behind a strong performance from the Crosby line. Ottawa's lack of speed in their bottom two pairings is exposed by the lighting-quick Pens counter attacks.

Record: 4-0, 5 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals


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Record: 3-1, 3 Points
0 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Penguins
GWG: Nick Bonino

The Sens' offence is no match for the Pens'. Despite all the big-name scorers on Pittsburgh, third-line centre Bonino tucks away the win.

Record: 3-1, 3 Points
0 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

5-1 Penguins
GWG: Evgeni Malkin

The Pittsburgh offence looks absolutely lethal this year, and it'll be hard to contain them. I mean, David Perron started on their fourth line...Bonus prediction: Cowen/Borowiecki are on for 4 of the 5 goals.

Record: 1-3, 1 Points
0 Exact Scores, 0 Game Winning Goals

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