Game 71 Prediction Panel: Minnesota Wild @ Ottawa Senators

Now win against a NHL team

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4-1 Wild
GWG: Zach Parise

The Senators don't have much to play for. The Wild have everything to play for. The Wild are a better team. This would sting for Minnesota fans if they don't win.

Record: 38-32, 43 Points
1 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals

3-2 Wild
GWG: Jason Zucker

I think the Sens will play the Wild pretty even, but that the depth of the Minnesota team will shine through. They’ve had a pretty disappointing year.

Record: 34-36, 41 Points
6 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-2 Senators
GWG: Mark Stone

With all practical chance to make it to the playoffs gone, the Sens grip their sticks a little lighter and play the role of spoiler with Minnesota.

Record: 35-35, 39 Points
3 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Wild
GWG: Mikael Granlund

Remember when Clarke MacArthur made that ridiculous pass between his legs to Turris against the Wild two years ago? No? Ok, well, remember Clarke MacArthur? No? Hmm.

Record: 39-31, 51 Points
6 Exact Scores, 6 Game Winning Goals

3-2 Senators
GWG: Bobby Ryan

All pressure is off for the Sens at this point, so of course they will string together some wins.

Record: 34-36, 40 Points
2 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals

3-2 Senators
GWG: Zack Smith

As the pressure on Ottawa to make the playoffs lessens, their creativity spikes.

Record: 6-4, 7 Points
0 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

3-2 Senators
GWG: Mark Stone

Mark Stone continues his impressive play and the Sens squeak one out

Record: 35-35, 39 Points
1 Exact Scores, 3 Game Winning Goals

5-3 Senators
GWG: Zack Smith

To make up ground, I've got to start betting against the grain. Thankfully, we're nearly completely split on this game, so there's no high-risk way to bet.

Record: 31-39, 33 Points
1 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

4-2 Wild
GWG: Zach Parise

Minnesota has strangely not been playing up to their potential and are in a dog fight for the final wildcard spot. They need this win much more than Ottawa, and it will show.

Record: 33-37, 44 Points
5 Exact Scores, 6 Game Winning Goals

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