Apr 132006
 

Another busy night on the NHL schedule with 13 games set to be played and 4 important games to be played. In the east, Atlanta plays Washington and Toronto takes on the NY Islanders. I have pretty much counted Atlanta and Toronto out of the playoff hun for a week or so now but with just 3 or 4 games left we have to still consider the possibility that either one of them could still make it. Why? Because Tampa has horrible goaltending and could easily lose 2 or even all 3 of their final games. Here are the remaining games for each team:

Tampa: Carolina (Friday), Carolina (Saturday) and Washington (Tuesday)
Atlanta: Washington (tonight), Boston (Saturday), Washington (Monday), Florida (Tuesday)
Toronto: Islanders (tonight), Ottawa (Saturday), Buffalo (Sunday), Pittsburgh (Tuesday)

Atlanta clearly has the easiest schedule as they don’t play a single playoff team while Tampa has a couple of tough games against Carolina and Toronto has tough games against Ottawa and Buffalo. Tampa currently holds a 4 point lead on Atlanta and a 5 point lead on Toronto but with more wins than either team they should get the advantage of winning any tie breaker situation so that is a definite plus for them. I think if Tampa can manage to win 1 of their final 3 games they will make the playoffs but should they happen to lose all three there is a good chance they will booking tee-times next week.

In the west things are pretty much down to a 2 team race for the final playoff spot with Edmonton currently holding a 1 point advantage over Vancouver. Edmonton plays tonight against Anaheim and Monday against Colorado while Vancouver plays tonight against San Jose and Saturday against Colorado.

(Note: Los Angeles is not officially eliminated but they need to win all 3 of their games and Edmonton to lose both their games and Vancouver to not get more than a single point. Certianly possible but highly unlikely)

Home Team Fair
HTOdds
Road Team Fair
RTOdds
Predicted Winner Confidence
Boston -138 Montreal 127 Boston Good
NY Islanders 110 Toronto -111 Toronto Some
Atlanta -169 Washington 140 Atlanta Good
Columbus -152 St. Louis 134 Columbus Good
Ottawa -187 Florida 146 Ottawa Strong
New Jersey -111 Philadelphia 110 New Jersey Some
Pittsburgh 129 NY Rangers -141 NY Rangers Good
Nashville -127 Minnesota 121 Nashville Some
Chicago 134 Detroit -151 Detroit Good
Calgary -127 Colorado 121 Calgary Some
Edmonton -110 Anaheim 109 Anaheim Some
Phoenix -116 Los Angeles 114 Phoenix Some
San Jose -135 Vancouver 126 San Jose Some

  3 Responses to “Game Predictions – 4/13/2006”

  1.  

    well you can tell the playoffs are near…the way buf and montreal played last night good tough fought game….

    Vancouver bites right now….like I said before about a month ago there is a rift on the team which is causing them to play poorly…Crawford and bertuzzi don’t like each other at all and it is my opinion and I could be wrong but I think the team is trying to boot out crawford…I think you will see him go as soon as they don’t make the playoffs which I really don’t think they will make it…(it’s not hard to figure out who I am realated too…who played Junior for the cornwall royals….? where i am from..) i believe they will lose again tonight… when they didn’t trade bertuzzzi at the dead line it showed that they will have to make a choice crawford or bertuzzi and noone wanted todd so crawford will get the chop….. I do have some inside info on this….relatives on the team…..

    anyway on with my picks

    montreal
    t.o
    atlanta
    columbus
    edmonton
    ottawa
    chicago
    N.J
    PItts
    nash
    cal
    phoenix

    there will be some upsets tonight

    nyr have nothing to play for ?
    detroit has rapped up everything nothing to play for,,,
    cal needs a win for playoffs home ice
    edmonton needs a win desperately……

    and that’s the way i see it…

    Mike

  2.  

    i dont feel like writing an analysis…no one really listens or cares anyways..so here are my picks after studying all i could:

    PROLINE POOL #1
    Columbus
    Montreal
    NY Islanders
    Atlanta
    Ottawa
    NY Rangers
    Philadelphia
    Nashville
    Chicago
    Calgary
    Edmonton
    Los Angeles
    San Jose

    PROLINE POOLS #2
    Columbus
    Boston
    Toronto
    Atlanta
    Ottawa
    NY Rangers
    Philadelphia
    Nashville
    Detroit
    Calgary
    Anaheim
    Phoenix
    San Jose

  3.  

    david u just pick the avs all the time your record is amazing but u prolly lost enough money on those small lines

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