NHL Game Predictions – 1/19/2006

We have a very busy schedule tonight with a total of 12 games. Unfortunately not a lot of them are of the exceptional matchup variety. There are 10 games which have strong or good confidence predictions and not many of them I see being potential upsets but here are a few thoughts.

Nashville/New Jersey – New Jersey hasn’t lost in 2006 and has won 7 in a row. Nashville is predicted to win but this is one game which could end up in an upset.

Montreal/Calgary – Calgary is the better team and should win this game but every team who makes a big trade or a coaching change often gets a temporary boost in performance. Montreal is no exception having defeated San Jose and Dallas since changing coaches. The question is, will it continue? A Montreal win is a decent possibility in this game.

Phoenix/Florida – I am not quite sure why Phoenix is listed as a ‘Good’ favourite to win. It should be closer than that and I think this will be an upset and Florida will win the game.

Atlanta/Los Angeles – Los Angeles is struggling having lost 4 of 5 while Atlanta is hot having won 5 in a row. Despite playing on back to back nights on the road, I think Atlanta will upset the Kings.

In the pick-em games I’ll predict Buffalo will defeat the Canucks and San Jose will win at home over Edmonton.

Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence
Philadelphia Boston Philadelphia Good
Washington St. Louis Washington Good
Carolina NY Islanders Carolina Strong
Ottawa Anaheim Ottawa Strong
Pittsburgh NY Rangers NY Rangers Good
Nashville New Jersey Nashville Good
Chicago Colorado Colorado Good
Calgary Montreal Calgary Good
Phoenix Florida Phoenix Good
Vancouver Buffalo Pick N/A
Los Angeles Atlanta Los Angeles Good
San Jose Edmonton Pick N/A

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  1. I am going to just skip my analysis today and go to the predictions.

    Strong: CAR
    Good: WSH, PHI, NYR, COL, CGY
    Some: OTT, NJ, FLA, BUF, ATL, EDM

    Strong: 37-6-5, 82.3%
    Good: 52-36-10, 58.2%
    Some: 38-36-9, 51.2%

    Home: 71-34-13, 65.7%
    Road: 56-44-11, 55.4%

    Overall: 127-78-24, 60.7%

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