Game Predictions – 1/12/2006
We have 8 inter-conference games on the schedule which means no divisional or conference rivalries but we do have a few good games to watch.
NY Rangers/Edmonton – This could be a good fgame on the ice as I believe both teams are fairly evenly matched but I mostly wanted to point out this game because the Rangers are honoring Mark Messier tonight by retiring his number 11. The game is also a pick-em games so I’ll make a prediction of a Rangers 4-3 win.
Ottawa/San Jose – Ottawa is listed as the strong favourite but this game should be much closer than that. San Jose has been much better since acquiring Thornton and I am sure they will see this game as a test of how good they are. I think Ottawa will win but it will be a close game with Ottawa winning with better goaltending. Ottawa 5, San Jose 3.
Detroit/Philadelphia – Two Stanley Cup contenders match up in tonights game. Detroit is listed as the slight favourite, largely because Philadelphia played last night and it is tough to play on back to back nights. I like Detroit to win this game 3-2.
The only other pick-em game is Calgary at the NY Islanders. The Islanders are a pretty mediocre team but are in the midst of a shake-up (traded Niinimaa, possibly firing the coach) and that might incite the team to play better than expected. So, if the Islanders won it wouldn’t surprise me but I like Calgary to win a 3-1 game.
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