Game Predictions – 1/24/2006
We have another 9 games on the schedule tonight with a few more good ones to watch. Gotta love these conference and divisional battles.
Buffalo/Rangers – Two surprisingly good teams face each other in what quite possibly could be a preview of a first round matchup. If that is the case then this is a battle for home ice advantage. These are two fairly evenly matched teams and it should be a pretty close game as indicated by it being a pick-em game. I’ll give the Rangers a slight edge since they are the home team and will predict a 3-2 Rangers win.
Columbus/Vancouver – Who’d have thought that a Vancouver/Columbus game would be too close to call by my prediction algorithm. But then, who’d have thought that Vancouver would be shut out by the lowly St. Louis Blues. Despite playing on back to back nights on the road I am going to predict a 5-2 Vancouver win.
Detroit/Nashville – The Wings and Predators play their second game in a row on back to back nights. Last nights game was a 2-2 tie with the Predators getting the win because they started the game with a 1-0 lead. Tonight they won’t have that lead so I’m predicting a Detroit win in another very close game.
Colorado/Calgary – This games features Colorado’s good offense against Calgary’s good defense. Calgary is the better overall team but having played last night they are at a bit of a disadvantage which gives Colorado a bit of an edge. I’ll predict a Colorado 4-2 win.
San Jose/Los Angeles – Another big divisional game for the Sharks. If the Sharks are to get back in the playoff race they have to win games against teams like the L.A. Kings. And tonight I think they will do just that. Sharks 5, Kings 2.
|Home Team||Road Team||Predicted Winner||Confidence|
|NY Islanders||New Jersey||NY Islanders||Some|
|Tampa Bay||Florida||Tampa Bay||Good|
|San Jose||Los Angeles||Pick||N/A|