This Weekend in Sports (31-Mar-2007)


Eastern Conference Playoff Race

What a race we have in the Eastern Conference. There are only 5 games remaining and there are 6 teams within 3 points of each other vying for 3 playoff spots. This weekend we will see:

Toronto vs. Pittsburgh

Montreal vs. Ottawa and Buffalo

Tampa Bay vs. Carolina and Washington

New York Islanders vs. Buffalo and Ottawa

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia

Here’s how I see things working out. Toronto beats Pittsburgh. They have won 6 games in a row at home and are on a roll. Pittsburgh is playing for first place in their division so they will be giving it their best. This will be a tight one and probably decided by only one goal. Montreal, although playing well of late, find themselves in a very tough weekend having to play the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. I see Montreal splitting these games to stay in the hunt for the final week of the season. Tampa Bay and New York Rangers should win their games while the Islanders will lose both of theirs given their injury status.


The key match this week will be Liverpool vs. Arsenal. Arsenal is 1pt up on Liverpool and has a game in hand, but how will Arsenal do without their key striker Thierry Henry for the rest of the year?

This is my blatant spot to promote Wigan since they are the team I cheer for. It will be a close match against Charlton and one Wigan needs to win to keep afloat and stay in the Premier League.

March Madness – Semi Finals

There will be two incredible games going on this Saturday in NCAA basketball to make it to the finals. A rematch of last years finals Florida will play UCLA. Both teams have showed they deserve to be here and it will be a crushing blow for the team that loses. In the other game Georgetown, who knocked out North Carolina, will face Greg Oden and Ohio St.. Can Oden “the man child” take Ohio St. to the finals? We’ll just have to see.

Next Weekend:

Major League Baseball moves into its first week

Masters Golf at Augusta National

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