Game Predictions – 12/3/2005

Day 2 of inter-conference play. The conferences split last nights 4 games and there is another 9 inter-conference games tonight plus an eastern only game.

The two games to watch will be San Jose at Toronto and Boston at Edmonton. Both Boston and San Jose had excellent first games after the big trade as often happens. It will be interesting to see how long they can keep the momentum going. San Jose will be in tough playing their second game in 2 nights while Boston went on the road which might alleviate some of the pressure of the new guys wanting perform in front of their new fans.

The three pick-em games are Los Angeles at Montreal, Chicago at Florida and Carolina at Phoenix. Los Angeles and Chicago should win the first 2 games but Carolina-Phoenix could really go either way. Carolina is probably the better team but they are playing on back to back nights and Phoenix always plays a tough game. I’ll say Phoenix wins a very a close game.

Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence
New Jersey Minnesota New Jersey Good
Washington NY Rangers NY Rangers Some
Toronto San Jose Toronto Good
Montreal Los Angeles Pick N/A
Pittsburgh Calgary Calgary Good
Florida Chicago Pick N/A
Nashville Philadelphia Nashville Good
Phoenix Carolina Pick N/A
Edmonton Boston Edmonton Strong
Anaheim Atlanta Anaheim Good