Game Predictions – 4/1/2006
Sorry for being a little later than usual. Here are tonights game predictions. I am calling the Florida-Tampa game the game of the night with Calgary-Edmonton a close second. The reason Florida-Tampa is the game of the night is because the outcome of this game will tell us if Florida has any chance at the playoffs. Florida currently trails Tampa (and Montreal and New Jersey) by 8 points which is quite a lot to make up in just 9 games. But tonighs game is the first of 3 that the Panthers and Lightning have against each other before the season ends. If Florida can win all 3 of those games they would only have to make up 2 points in the other 6 games which is certainly possible. A loss tonight and we can pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of what seems to be a never give up Panthers team which is 10-2 in their last 12 games. If you like cheering for the underdog, cheer for the Panthers. They are actually a pretty good team now that they are mostly healthy and Luongo is as good of a goaltender as there is.
|Florida||124||Tampa Bay||-131||Tampa Bay||Good|
|Los Angeles||-142||Dallas||129||Los Angeles||Good|
|San Jose||-135||Phoenix||126||San Jose||Some|