Game Predictions – 3/14/2006
I had a good night with the predictions last night going 4 for 5 missing only the Tampa win over Montreal. We have 8 games on the schedule tonight. Here are a few worth watching closely.
Toronto-Boston – Toronto needs to win this game if they plan on staying in the playoff race because Thursday they begin a tough part of the schedule with 7 of 8 games on the road to finish the month oif March including games against Buffalo, NY Rangers, Carolina, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pittsburgh and 2 against Montreal. Boston is a very mediocre team now with the trades they have made and are very beatable.
Ottawa-Tampa – There are a lot of teams hoping Ottawa will win this game and they should.
New Jersey-Ny Islanders – The prediction is for a Devils win but the Islanders have played the Devils tough this year going 5-1-1 against them. Should the Islanders and Toronto both win things would get very tight in the east with just 8 points separating 6th place New Jersey and 11th place Toronto with the Leafs and Islanders having a game in hand against the Devils.
Nashville-Vancouver – Vancouver has been slumping recently (1-4-1 in March) and that slump has put their playoff position in serious question. They are in tough against Nashville who was responsible for 2 of those losses in March but after playing last night pulling out a win will be a serious challenge for Vancouver.
Minnesota-Edmonton – Edmonton is having much the same problems as Vancouver and have lost 4 in a row (luckily two have come in OT though) iincluding a loss to Minnesota on Sunday. Minnesota’s playoff chances don’t look great and this is a must win if they want to keep them alive.
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