Thursday, May 10, 2007

2007 NHL Playoffs Recap and Predictions - May 10th

Ottawa wants revenge, but so does Buffalo. This could very likely be the best series of the 2007 NHL Playoffs. Both the Senators and the Sabres play a wide open counterattack style of hockey which could produce a high scoring (or at least high chancing) series. I'm looking forward to this one. Even if Ottawa has a good chance to screw up my predictions.

Ottawa Senators (4) at Buffalo Sabres (1) :

The series opens tonight in Buffalo and the Sabres need to find a way to shut down Ottawa's top line of Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza. If they can manage to limit Ottawa's top line in the scoring department over half of Ottawa's offence goes bye bye. Ottawa needs to forget the past and focus on this series. If the Heatley, Alfredsson and Spezza line can overcome the checking of Drury et al. the Sens have a good chance of knocking out Buffalo. Regardless, the Sabres win game 1 at home as the crowd reacts to Ray Emery's recent comments about the Buffalo nightlife. Given Emery's penchant for womens shoes and flashy outfits (watch the video profile of Ray Emery below) it would be real nice to see him get pimp slapped tonight with a lopsided Sabres win. Probably won't happen though, grinding game with a close final score. I call it 3-2 for the home team.

Round 3 Predictions:
NHL Playoffs - Round 2 Previews and Predictions

Round 2 Predictions:
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NHL Playoffs - Round 2 Previews and Predictions

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

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