***1. Montreal vs Boston
>>> Bruins def. Canadiens.
a good rivalry game that should be fun to watch with all the bad blood.
montreal has too many distractions and boston is 8-2 in L10 and is one win (15) less at HOME than montreal's (16) wins ALL SEASON.
2. Philadelphia vs NY Islanders
>>> Flyers def. Islanders.
philly is just a flat out stronger team, although they give up a lot, they score a lot too.. not to mention their 15 wins on the road.
*** 3. Ottawa vs NY Rangers
>>> Rangers def. Senators.
should be very entertaining with both teams on fire.
this one is more of a toss up. although ottawa has been hot of late, the rangers are seemingly unstoppable at the moment. ottawa is 7-1-2 in L10 but the rangers are 9-1, the thing that gives the rangers the biggest edge is their (13-3-2) home record and the fact that lundqvist is more reliable in goal. but with 5 straight wins new york might be due to lose.
4. Carolina vs Tampa Bay
>>> Lightning def. Hurricanes.
a battle between two struggling southeast teams. both teams are struggling big time with the hurricanes slightly worse. tampa bay is the favorite due to their (11-5-1) home record and the fact that stamkos never stops scoring. but still anyones game and cam ward does have the ability to steal this one.
5. Phoenix vs Detroit
>>> Red wings def. Coyotes
edge goes to the red wings. with the coyotes struggling and much lower in the standings, combined with detroit's (15-2-1) home record and all-star goalie jimmy howard between the pipes, its not looking good for phoenix.
***6. Vancouver vs St. Louis
>>> Blues def. Canucks
simply put.. GAME OF THE NIGHT.
what's better than watching the top 2 teams in the west battle for top spot?
i give the edge to st.louis in this one though. with identical L10 records and both coming off wins, st.louis has an outstanding (17-3-2) home record as well as 2 games in hand to move ahead of the canucks (not to mention the bad start before ken hitchcock saved the season and thensome).. u also just never know how luongo will play sometimes.. so its more like 52/48 split between these two with the blues gaining the edge.
7. Colorado vs Nashville
>>> Predators def. Avalanche.
this game should be close. nashville has the better record so far, but the despite losing two in a row colorado is 7-3 in their L10. i give the edge to nashville though because of their (12-7-3) record at home and coming off two wins. and with colorado's mediocre scoring and road record, pekka rinne has the threat of stealing the game.
8. San Jose vs Winnipeg
>>> Sharks def. Jets
might be closer than it seems.
even though they dont score much, the sharks have the edge in the standings, the goaltending, along with a 7-1-2 record in their L10 and the 4th least goals given up in the league. but the one thing that makes it close is the jets knack for winning in front of their fans, with a (14-6-1) record at home. if winnipeg can put up 3 or more goals, they may be able to take this one due to the sharks less than potent offence.. IF they can score more than 3.
9. Anaheim vs Calgary
>>> Flames def. Ducks.
i'm gonna go with calgary on this one. although anaheim has won 3 in a row and they have the always dangerous getzlaf, perry, ryan, and selanne, the flames are just better.. when the 12th place team in the west is ahead by10 points that is not a good sign.. the flames are also (12-5-2) at home and winners of their last two. and along with the ducks (3-10-5) record on the road, the ducks dont stand a chance, which is surprising with 4 potential all-stars in the lineup.
10. Dallas vs Los Angeles
>>> Kings def. Stars.
with both teams going in opposite directions i predict the kings to win. although dallas is not in a tail spin and the kings are barely ahead, the kings are (6-1-3) in their L10 and have a (13-10-2) home record.. the only hope for dallas is to sneak a few past jonathan quick because the kings have the fewest goals in the league.
BQ: Pick 3 games that you are most interested in tonight, and put a star next to your prediction
>>> i did put stars.. p.s - i put 3 stars! lol
i even gave u game by game analysis. haha i was bored.