Jan 222006
 

Just 2 games on the schedule today, one good one, one not so good. The first game sees New Jersey put their 9 game winning streak on the line against the New York Rangers. This could be a battle of the goaltenders as Brodeur for New Jersey has been very good in recent weeks and Lundqvist for the Rangers ha been excellent all year. But since both goalies played yesterday there is a chance that one or both of them (more likely Lundqvist than Brodeur) will sit. If Lundqvist doesn’t play, New Jersey wins easily. If he does play this will be a close game. I’ll predict a 3-2 Ranger win. The other game features to weaker western conference teams, Minnesota at Chicago. There isn’t much to get excited about here so I’ll forgive you if you pay no attention to it. But it is a pick-em game so it might be close. I’ll predict a Minnesota win.

Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence
NY Rangers New Jersey NY Rangers Some
Chicago Minnesota Pick N/A

  2 Responses to “Game Predictions – 1/22/2006”

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    For those of you who are headed to the United Center tonight, I think I speak for everybody in saying that YOU ARE WASTING YOUR SUNDAY. For those of you who are headed to the Garden tonight, I can’t think of a better way for you to spend your sunday.

    I pick New Jersey (Some) and Minneota (Good)

    Running Record:
    Strong: 41-7-5, 82.1%
    Good: 61-38-12, 60.4%
    Some: 43-40-10, 51.6%

    Home: 82-36-15, 67.3%
    Road: 63-49-12, 55.6%

    Overall: 145-85-27, 61.7%

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    I am proud to announce that I finally got my entertainment values for all but three games, whose box scores are not available on nhl.com. Now, I will post the top-15 and bottom-15 most entertaining games according to my formula. I am still working on calculating which teams games are most entertaining, but that would take me about 4 hours to complete. So, here are the 15 most entertaining games:

    Oct 25 Chicago @ Nashville (5-3 NSH) [126]
    Jan 11 Pittsburgh @ Columbus (6-1 CLB) [117]
    Dec 18 Florida @ Washington (3-2 FLA) [115]
    Nov 17 Washington @ Buffalo (8-5 BUF) [110]
    Jan 8 Florida @ Washington (4-3 FLA) SO [108]
    Dec 23 Calgary @ Vancouver (6-5 CGY) SO [108]
    Dec 21 St. Louis @ Anaheim (6-3 ANH) [107]
    Dec 11 Chicago @ Atlanta (5-4 CHI) SO [107]
    Dec 16 Los Angeles @ Anaheim (4-3 LA) SO [106]
    Oct 24 Boston @ Toronto (5-4 TOR) SO [103]
    Oct 13 NY Islanders @ Washington (5-3 NYI) [101]
    Nov 2 Chicago @ St. Louis (6-5 CHI) OT [100]
    Dec 31 Philadelphia @ Washington (4-3 WSH) SO [99]
    Jan 19 Anaheim @ Ottawa (4-3 ANH) SO [96]
    Oct 13 Boston @ Florida (5-2 BOS) [95]
    —————————————————————————-
    Jan 9 Philadelphia @ New Jersey (3-0 NJ) [26]
    Oct 22 Detroit @ Columbus (6-0 DET) [30]
    Oct 15 Detroit @ Phoenix (2-0 DET) [32]
    Oct 20 Tampa Bay @ Atlanta (6-0 TB) [32]
    Jan 21 Tampa Bay @ Atlanta (2-0 TB) [33]
    Oct 29 Columbus @ Minnesota (3-1 MIN) [33]
    Dec 1 Ottawa @ Boston (3-0 BOS) [36]
    Nov 29 Montreal @ Ottawa (4-0 OTT) [36]
    Nov 15 New Jersey @ Buffalo (4-1 BUF) [36]
    Jan 5 St. Louis @ Detroit (3-0 DET) [36]
    Nov 29 Calgary @ Nashville (2-0 NSH) [37]
    Oct 15 Carolina @ New Jersey (6-1 CAR) [37]
    Dec 2 San Jose @ Buffalo (5-0 SJ) [37]
    Jan 3 Florida @ New Jersey (3-0 NJ) [37]
    Nov 15 NY Rangers @ Toronto (2-1 TOR) [38]

    The average of 708 of the first 711 games is 64.03. 45.2% of the 708 games is above the average, while 54.8% is below. I will get more info hopefully by the end of February.

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