Record this month: 8-7
Record this season: 22-17
Last night the Red Wings put the upstart Blue Jackets back in their place. The Canucks managed to win a home game and Atlanta continued it's improvement by winning in Florida.
The Sabres somehow lost at home on a Friday night AGAIN. This time they were shut out by Andrew Raycroft and the Leafs. That's really embarrassing. This is a quote from the ESPN writeup on the game:
Raycroft needed to turn aside only six shots in the final frame, thanks to a suffocating defense that neutralized the Sabres' pop-gun offense.How bad is it when you can only manage 6 shots in the third period against the Leafs?
Tonight there are 11 games on the NHL schedule. I like three of them:
Edmonton at Calgary - one reason to pick the Flames - Kiprusoff. He has dominated the Oilers.
Montreal at Ottawa - The Sens just had a bad home loss against the Caps. They'll be ticked. Montreal will be a victim.
Carolina at Atlanta - I don't often pick road teams, but I think the resurgent Thrashers are due for a bit of a letdown. The Canes will be unhappy after their home loss to Tampa.