Monday, May 31, 2010

My NHL Stanley Cup prediction

Wow I was terrible in my predictions last round too, going 0-2. So it is the Philadelphia Flyers vs the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals. The Blackhawks just won game 2 tonight and are up now 2-0 in the series. Even before this series started, I thought the Blackhawks would be able to handle the Flyers and win the Cup. In a previous blog post I even said whoever comes out in the West will win the Cup over the East. Go Blackhawks!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Movie blogging: Date Night

On Saturday my wife and I went to see the movie Date Night, which starred the Office's Steve Carell and SNL's Tina Fey. We enjoyed the movie very much and laughed throughout the movie. I recommend seeing this with your loved one or with the family. There is some violence and adult-related parts so I would recommend not to have really young kids around when watching it. If you haven't seen the previews for it, you can watch the trailer below.

Steam Portal game is free

With Steam now being available for the Mac, Steam is now offering the popular game Portal for free until May 24th. So for all the other Steam users out there, download your copy now. I have never played Portal before but I have heard it has won numerous gaming awards. You can read about it and download Portal on Steam's site here. The linked site (to the left) says that Portal has "won over 70 Game of the Year Awards" - that's just amazing.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My NHL playoff predictions for round 3

With the Boston Bruins losing game 7 in their series last night, the conference finals are now set. I did terrible in my second round predictions going 1-3. So now I'm going to pick who I think will win the conference finals.

Eastern Conference
(8)Montreal Canadiens vs (7)Philadelphia Flyers

Western Conference
(1)San Jose Sharks vs (2)Chicago Blackhawks

My Picks
(8)Montreal Canadiens vs (7)Philadelphia Flyers - Being a Bruins fan, it hurts to say this but I'm going with the Montreal Canadiens in this series. Halak is playing great and the little man Brian Gionta is scoring the big goals.

(1)San Jose Sharks vs (2)Chicago Blackhawks - This is a hard choice as both of these teams are good. I think whoever wins this series will go onto the finals and beat whoever comes out in the Eastern Conference. My pick is the San Jose Sharks.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

My NHL playoff predictions for round 2

Well I didn't do great in my NHL first round playoff predictions going 4-4. I'm going to try again and predict the winners of the second round matchups in the playoffs.

Eastern Conference
(4)Pittsburgh Penguins vs (8)Montreal Canadiens
(6)Boston Bruins vs (7)Philadelphia Flyers

Western Conference
(1)San Jose Sharks vs (5)Detroit Red Wings
(2)Chicago Blackhawks vs (3)Vancouver Canucks

My Picks
(4)Pittsburgh Penguins vs (8)Montreal Canadiens - I'm going with the Penguins in this series. I don't know how Montreal made it this far.

(6)Boston Bruins vs (7)Philadelphia Flyers - Should be a hard fought intense series. I'm going with the Bruins.

(1)San Jose Sharks vs (5)Detroit Red Wings - I was wrong about both of these teams in the first round. The Sharks are showing me they can do it in the playoffs now, so I'm going to go with the Sharks.

(2)Chicago Blackhawks vs (3)Vancouver Canucks - This is a rematch from last year's playoffs and this is a hard choice as both teams are good. I'm going to go with the Canucks in this one.