NHL Predictions 11/11

Season Record (Winning Teams): 77-68
Season Record (Full Predictions) : 5-142

A nice game night last night, although Habs fans and Leafs fans
probably do not think so.  Unfortunate situations for the Habs as they
can not generate offense. The Leafs, were just beaten by a hungrier
team.  Onto tonight:

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7:00 PM
Anaheim (6-7-2)
New Jersey (11-4-0)

The red hot New Jersey Devils begin a back to back sequence starting
tonight at home against the Anaheim Ducks. Martin Brodeur or Yan Danis,
that is the question yet to be answered (as I write this blog). In what
should be an interesting match up, I think the Devils (as I'm about to
vomit) will continue their red hot ways and win a sixth straight game.

Final - Devils 3 Ducks 1

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7:00 PM
Los Angeles (10-6-2)
Carolina (2-11-3)

Oh, the Carolina Hurricanes have a big problem right now.  They have no
identity, they have an issue scoring, they have no goaltending (I
highly doubt Manny Legace is the cure, especially for his first NHL
games in quite some time.) The Kings, with a few roster changes, will
start back up Erik Ersberg to give starter Jonathan Quick a break.  The
Kings have lost two in a row, and are looking to seriously get back on
track. Unfortunately, the Hurricanes will go through yet another tough
game tonight.  Rust from Legace and a poor offense will pretty much hand the Kings the two points.

Final - Kings 4 Canes 2

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7:00 PM
NY Islanders (6-6-5)
Washington (10-3-4)

The walking wounded New York Islanders travel to Washington to do
battle with the high powered offense of the Capitals.  In what most
would expect to be a lopsided affair, I think that Roloson and company
will be able to fight off defeat, and at least gain a point out of
tonight's game.  6-6-6 would be an interesting record for the Islanders
after tonight's game. 

Final - Caps 4 Isles 3 F/SO

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7:00 PM
Edmonton (8-8-2)
Buffalo (9-4-1)

Back to back games could spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the Edmonton Oilers,
especially travelling to Buffalo to play the surprising Sabres.  Ryan
Miller against Nikolai Khabibulin should be a good goaltending match
up, but the Oilers are a few players away from being taken seriously.

Final - Sabres 2 Oilers 1 F/OT

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7:00 PM
Detroit (7-5-3)
Columbus (9-5-2)

Jimmy Howard is getting the nod for the Detroit Red Wings this evening,
which could mean a blow out is on the horizon.  He is just not an NHL
capable goaltender.  At least not at this point in his career. The Blue
Jackets want to prove that they are a playoff team, and Steve Mason
wants to prove that last year was not a fluke.  Tonight would be a good
way to do just that.

Final - BJs 3 Wings 2

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8:30 PM
Colorado (12-4-2)
Chicago (9-5-2)

The Avs and Hawks will do battle tonight, however, both teams will have
key injuries that will keep players from playing tonight.  Dave Bolland
is out for 3-4 months after undergoing back surgery and Milan Hejduk
will not play tonight.  This could be an interesting game because of
just that.  Both teams have a lot of offensive firepower, and Huet vs
Anderson makes for a good goalie match up.  The outcome will determine
who plays better between the two.

Final - Avs 5 Hawks 3

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