Monday, April 23, 2007

2007 NHL Playoffs Recap and Predictions - Apr 23rd

0/2 last night, my first o'fer of the playoffs (so far). New Jersey and Detroit eliminated the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Calgary Flames in their respective game 6 matchups. I may have gone 0-2 for the day but I am 2/2 on the series outcomes. Always look on the bright side of life... (sorry, I don't know how to write whistling?)

Tonights game:

(3) at (3) : Game 7 for the Stars and Canucks, has managed to drag his team back from a 3-1 series deficit by shutting out the high-powered (note the sarcasm) offence of Vancouver 3 times. I'm not quite sure which way to go on this game. Dallas completely outplayed Vancouver in game 6 at home and play game 7 on the road tonight. I've got to go with my 1st round prediction of Vancouver to win the series, if the Canucks can manage to score a few goals will get them the win.

Last night recaps:

3 (4) at 2 (2) :
won his 93rd post-season game to move into sole possession of 2nd place on the all time list just a little way behind Patrick Roy's 151. The All-star netminder rebounded from some sub-par performances in the first three games of the series to pull the Devils past a tough first round opponent in the Lightning. For Tampa Bay, the lack of balanced scoring across their roster hurt them despite above average performances from rookie goaltender through most of the series. Tampa just didn't have the depth to beat Brodeur and the Devils.

2 (4) at 1 (2) : The Red Wings finally won a game on the road in their first round playoff series against the Calgary Flames and it was the one that mattered most. The Red Wings won 4:23 into the second overtime period on a goal by . Fitting since Franzen was the recipient of the slash by Calgary backup goalie in game 5 of the series. Forget the suspension and the fines, what has to hurt most is that Franzen was the one to end Calgary's stay in the 2007 NHL Playoffs. Detroit awaits the outcome of the Dallas Stars vs Vancouver Canucks series to find out who their round 2 series will be with. If Dallas wins the Wings will play them, if the Canucks pull it out Detroit will play San Jose.

Round 1 Predictions:
Round 1 Playoff Predictions and Hot Players
Complete Playoff Predictions

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