Game 78 Prediction Panel: Ottawa Senators @ Minnesota Wild

Sens go for the season sweep against Minnesota

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4-1 Wild
GWG: Zach Parise

The Wild have gone on a strong run to give themselves a little bit of breathing room in the battle for the final playoff spot. A home game against an Ottawa team on the back-end of a back-to-back? Would be shameful for the Wild to lose.

Record: 43-34, 48 Points
1 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals

4-1 Senators
GWG: Bobby Ryan

Minnesota’s also had a rough year, but it’s not because of a lack of talent. The Senators roll over the Wild in this one, with Bobby Ryan continuing to enjoy his return w/ Zibanejad and Hoffman

Record: 38-39, 45 Points
6 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

3-1 Senators
GWG: Erik Karlsson

Table is tilted far enough in Minnesota's favour, I bet they get caught looking past this one.

Record: 40-37, 45 Points
3 Exact Scores, 2 Game Winning Goals

4-3 Wild
GWG: Zach Parise

Remeber when Zach Parise changed the pronunciation of his last name from Pah-Ree-Zay to Pah-Ree-Zee? Or did I dream that? Both are possibilities.

Record: 42-35, 55 Points
7 Exact Scores, 6 Game Winning Goals

5-3 Senators
GWG: Erik Karlsson

The Sens win a wild game against the Wild with a number of poor goals going in each way.

Record: 38-39, 45 Points
3 Exact Scores, 4 Game Winning Goals

4-1 Wild
GWG: Jason Pominville

This loss would surely eliminate Ottawa from post-season contention if they weren't already eliminated earlier in the week.

Record: 12-5, 15 Points
1 Exact Scores, 2 Game Winning Goals


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Record: 37-40, 43 Points
3 Exact Scores, 3 Game Winning Goals

3-1 Wild
GWG: Mikko Koivu

Ottawa came back to win in OT against this team last time. It won't happen again.

Record: 36-41, 38 Points
1 Exact Scores, 1 Game Winning Goals

3-2 Wild
GWG: Mikko Koivu

The Wild are able to get revenge after they blew a late lead against the Senators a couple week ago. Try to watch for defenseman Jared Spurgeon: that's the kind of player Ottawa needs.

Record: 36-41, 48 Points
5 Exact Scores, 7 Game Winning Goals

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