Game 74 Prediction Panel: Washington Capitals @ Ottawa Senators

The best record in the NHL comes to town

Remember to put your predictions in the comments to this post by the scheduled start time for it to count as an entry in our prediction contest! You can read the full rules on that here, and see the results and all of the entries (might both be a bit way behind) here.

6-2 Capitals
GWG: Alex Ovechkin

The Caps were blown out against Pittsburgh and they are going to take it out on poor Ottawa.

Record: 39-34, 44 Points
1 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals

4-1 Capitals
GWG: Evgeny Kuznetsov

I think this game ends up tighter than the scoreline indicates, but the Sens just don’t have the chops to hang with the eventual President’s Trophy winners. [holy crap look at where Kuzya is in league scoring]

Record: 36-37, 43 Points
6 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

5-2 Capitals
GWG: Alex Ovechkin

Was banking on a down game for the Caps but that happened in their last game, so...

Record: 37-36, 42 Points
3 Exact Scores, 2 Game Winning Goals

4-2 Capitals
GWG: Alex Ovechkin

Great to see Washington taking advantage of a generational talent like Alexander Ovechkin. I wish Ottawa had that opportunity. Wait a second.

Record: 39-34, 51 Points
6 Exact Scores, 6 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Senators
GWG: Erik Karlsson

Sens win an OT thriller. They manage to keep Ovechkin off the scoreboard somehow and squeak out a win.

Record: 36-37, 43 Points
3 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals

5-3 Capitals
GWG: Marcus Johansson

*Looks up at Washington in league standings, remembers 2002-03 Presidents' Trophy season*
I used to rule the world. Seas would rise when I gave the word. Now in the morning I sleep alone. Sweep the streets I used to own.

Record: 9-4, 12 Points
1 Exact Scores, 2 Game Winning Goals


No pick submitted.

Record: 37-36, 43 Points
3 Exact Scores, 3 Game Winning Goals

5-4 Capitals
GWG: Alex Ovechkin

This will be one of those back-and-forth games, where the Caps dominate but the Sens answer every Caps goal right afterward. Washington will eventually win it in overtime when the Sens don't get a chance to respond.

Record: 33-40, 35 Points
1 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

5-4 Capitals
GWG: T.J. Oshie

I don't care if this is at home, there's no way I'm not picking the Capitals here. They've been phenomenal this year.

Record: 33-40, 44 Points
5 Exact Scores, 6 Game Winning Goals

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