Monday, May 7, 2007

2007 NHL Playoffs Recap and Predictions - May 7th

1-1 last night. The Sabres sent the Rangers home last night as predicted. We are left with just 1 second round matchup still in progress, San Jose hosts Detroit tonight and needs a win to keep that series alive.

Tonights Game :

Detroit Red Wings (3) at San Jose Sharks (2) : The Wings took control of the series with yet another come back win in game 5. San Jose has blown three leads in this series to give Detroit some life. The veteran presence on the Wings won't let that chance go to waste. Despite that San Jose will find a way to win game 6 on home ice tonight. Expect Joe Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo to step up their games tonight and give the Sharks one more chance.

Last Nights Game :

Buffalo Sabres 5 (4) at New York Rangers 4 (2) : Buffalo's offence woke up in the second period with a 4 goal outburst as Chris Drury leads by example with a goal and an assist and Daniel Briere contributes with 3 assists. New York made it close with goal late in the third period but came up short in the game and the series. The Sabres have a tough task ahead of them when they meet Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight year.

Round 2 Predictions:
NHL Playoffs - Round 2 Players to Watch
NHL Playoffs - Round 2 Previews and Predictions

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

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