Saturday, April 14, 2007

2007 NHL Playoffs Recap and Predictions - Apr 14th

So much for last nights predictions. The only one I got right was Nashville over San Jose.

Each day during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs I will write a recap of each game from a fantasy perspective and make some predictions for the games to be played that day. I will also link to the official game recaps at

Tonights Games:

New York Rangers at Atlanta Thrashers, game begins at 3:00 PM EST
Tough call but I expect the Thrashers to pull this one out at home. Preview
Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators, game begins at 3:00 PM EST
Another tough call, originally I thought that Pittsburgh would split these games but after the pasting they got in game 1 I have to go with Ottawa tonight Preview
Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils, game begins at 7:00 PM EST
Brodeur again, the Devils win. Preview
New York Islanders at Buffalo Sabres, game begins at 7:30 PM EST
The Sabres take game 2 in grand fashion Preview

Recaps Day 3:

Nashville Predators 5 (1) San Jose Sharks 2 (1) : The Sharks came out looking for revenge on the Hartnell knee on knee collision with Cheechoo and things got worse from their. Alexander Radulov was ejected from the game in the second period as he elbowed Steve Bernier into the boards. The Sharks were unable to score during the 5 minute major. The Preds made a statement and took game 2 of the series to even things up.

Dallas Stars 2 (1) Vancouver Canucks 0 (1) : Who knew? Marty Turco put some ghosts to rest as he pitched shutout last night to even up the series with the Canucks. Good news for Vancouver as Dman Brent Sopel returned to the lineup after missing game one because he hurt his back picking up a cracker. Insert your own redneck joke here, I'm not going to risk pulling an Imus.

Minnesota Wild 2 (0) Anaheim Ducks 3 (2) : The Ducks win at home again but this game was much closer. Look for the Wild to come out swinging in game 3. Teemu Selanne notches another point and Francois Beauchemin gets two power play goals to win this one.

Past playoff posts:

Round 1 Predictions and Hot Players
Complete Playoff Predictions

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