Past Results

Guaranteed Pick: Ben Burns

Burns' 3-GAME SMASH PASS! *EARLY START* 26-12 L38!: Ben Burns is IN THE ZONE. No surprise. Its Burns' time of the year. The time of the year when he routinely CLEANS UP on the ice. Thursday's *10* WINNER (Isles) brought him to a a TERRIFIC 26-12 his L38 NHL. Now he SMASHES THE BOOKS w/ a TRIO OF TOP TIER TICKETS. Better break out those brooms. This one's got 3-0 S-W-E-E-P written all over it!

Game: Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames Apr 7 2012 4:05PM
Prediction: Calgary Flames
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on CALGARY. Playing their home finale, I expect the Flames to be a little more hungry here. While its been a disappointing season, the fans in Calgary still love their team. The players should be looking to reward that loyalty with one last victory here. The Flames are still a respectable 22-18 (22-12-6) at home. That's MUCH better than the Ducks' 13-27 (13-17-10) road record. The Flames are 22-11 the last 33 times they were a host in this series, too. The Flames rallied to beat Vancouver last game, showing they haven't quit. Calgary right winger Tom Kostopoulos said this of the Flames mindset: "I know we let our fans down this year but we wanted to come out and show ‘em we’re not packing it in, we want to play with pride, We’re all happy to be on this team and playing for Calgary so we wanted to play a good solid game." I expect a similar effort here, leading to win for the home fans. *8

Game: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Apr 7 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Montreal Canadiens
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: I'm playing on MONTREAL. Kind of sad to see these two once proud teams having both fallen upon such hard times. Still, a Toronto/Montreal showdown on Saturday night is always a big deal. I expect both teams to be anxious to close out the season with a victory. That said, playing at home, I expect Montreal to be a little more "hungry." Really, one could find plenty of negative things to say about both clubs. Still, the Leafs have been outscored 3.3 to 3.0 on the road while the Canadiens have at least outscored teams (2.8 to 2.7) on home ice. In the end, I expect home ice to be the difference as the Habs reward the faithful by restoring a small measure of pride. *8

Game: Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets Apr 7 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Winnipeg Jets
Grade: Loser (-140)
Reason: I'm playing on WINNIPEG. I successfully played against these same Jets in their last game. However, that was on the road and part of the reason I played against them was that I felt they would get caught looking ahead to this, their home finale. While they didn't make the playoffs, one could argue that the Jets return to the NHL was a success. Certainly, their play in Winnipeg was, at the least. Indeed, the Jets are an excellent 23-17 (23-13-4) here at home. On the other hand, the Lightning are a terrible 12-28 (12-22-6) on the road. The Jets were 14-9 (+5.8) in division games this season. They lost all three at Tampa this season but won both meetings vs. the Lightning here in Canada. Expect them to give their loving home fans one last reason to cheer. *8