Game Predictions – 11/30/2005

Seven games on the schedule today, three of which I would say have the potential for an upset. Philadelphia is the favourite to win over New Jersey but should Forsberg not be able to play tonight I would say that New Jersey has a solid chance at beating them. And if Columbus is going to beat any team other than the St. Louis Blues then Minnesota might just be that team. Minnesota plays a low scoring defensive style of game which Columbus may be able to compete with. The key will be somehow stopping Gaborik who has 4 points in 2 games since returning from injury. Finally, call me crazy, but I think San Jose has the potential to upset Dallas. How can I say that when San Jose is on a 9 game losing streak and Dallas has won 6 of 7? Well, San Jose has lost 5 1-goal games in a row to some pretty good teams (Phoenix, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Detroit) andafter 3 days of rest and time to refocus I think they will come on strong and if Dallas isn’t ready an upset could be in the making.

In the two pick-em games I am going to pick Toronto over Tampa and Phoenix over Anaheim.

Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence
Philadelphia New Jersey Philadelphia Good
Tampa Bay Toronto Pick N/A
Minnesota Columbus Minnesota Good
Chicago Los Angeles Los Angeles Good
Dallas San Jose Dallas Strong
Vancouver Colorado Vancouver Some
Anaheim Phoenix Pick N/A