Saturday, November 10, 2007

NHL Picks - 11-10-07

Record last night: 1-1
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.

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