Game Predictions – 1/5/2007

Wow, there were some crazy games last night. First after being down 2-1 heading into the second period Toronto scores 9 unanswered goals to win 10-2. In San Jose the Red Wings got up to an early 3-0 lead only to see the Sharks score the next 9 goals to win the game 9-4. And in Edmonton Patrik Stefan of the Stars does his best to give away the game by fumbling with the puck 2 feet in front of Edmonton’s empty net only to see the Oilers pick up the puck, quickly come back down the ice and score with 2 second left to send the game to OT. The only positive for Stefan was that the Stars pulled out a shootout win to get him off the hook a little. Interestingly, these were the 3 games I pointed out as games to watch.

As for today the game to watch is Vancouver-Edmonton. The northwest division is so tight that you can move from last to first in a day or two. These games are ultra important. Although Buffalo should easily win, the Buffalo-Pittsburgh game will feature a lot of offensive talent that could be entertaining to watch.

Home Team Fair
Road Team Fair
Predicted Winner Confidence
Atlanta -190 Phoenix 147 Atlanta Strong
Buffalo -176 Pittsburgh 143 Buffalo Good
Chicago 135 Nashville -154 Nashville Good
Colorado -178 Tampa Bay 143 Colorado Strong
Vancouver -185 Edmonton 146 Vancouver Strong
Anaheim -214 Columbus 153 Anaheim Strong