Last Night's Record: 3-2
Record for the Week: 15-7
Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers
The Battle of the Sunshine State isn't as intense as the Battle of Ontario, but it is a battle non-the-less. With both Florida and Tampa Bay losing a lot as of late, both seem destined to be enjoying the weather on the golf course during the playoffs. But the stats against Tampa Bay are very overwhelming. They have lost their last four at home, only scored 5 times in their last four, have lost 11 of there last 13 games and have a 10-19-6 record on the road.
Look for Vokoun not to get pulled and for Florida to win this one.
Florida over Tampa Bay
Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues
Both teams scored a 1-0 win last night against their respective teams. But I am going to guess there will be a little more offense in this one. With both teams on a roll right now, it is going to be hard to gauge who will get the upper hand in this one. But with the road team winning every game so far in their six game series and with St. Louis holding a 12-17-5 record at home, it is easy to tell where I am leaning on this one folks.
Look for Nashville to take this one in a low scoring match.
Nashville over St. Louis
Atlanta Thrashers at Philadelphia Flyers
This game last night was one of my losing picks I know, but this is a home-and-home and things change second time around. Although Atlanta is sporting a three game winning streak, it is hard to ignore the facts. Atlanta is 13-16-6 on the road, Philly is 21-12-2 at home, and Atlanta has Ondrej Pavelec in net who has 3.42 GAA and a losing record.
Look for Philly to ACTUALLY win this one. Maybe by two.
Philadelphia over Atlanta
Colorado Avalanche at Anaheim Ducks
Even though Colorado has won four of there last six and have been playing some decent hockey, they have been sliding down the standings with Phoenix and Nashville being on fire as of late. The Ducks have been on a tear as of late, winning there last three games. But the issue is that they lost their last five before that, all but putting themselves out of a playoff spot.
Look for Colorado to win this one in OT. Anaheim is stubborn.
Colorado over Anaheim
Upset of the Night!!!
San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers
Talk about a fall from grace. The Sharks have been brutal as of late, losing their last four on the road and just looking like they are going to be brutal in the playoffs once again. Edmonton has been just as bad, but with a nail biter of a win against Detroit, giving Devan Dubnyk his first win of his career, it might just light a fire under a team that hasn't had one all season.
Look for Edmonton to win a close game against a falling Sharks team.
Edmonton over San Jose
Alright fans, those are my picks for tonight's games and come back tomorrow for more predictions from the Chicken Man himself.