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I suck. Yes, I admit it. I had a big lead on Arlan in our picks contest, and I blew it. I’ll pay up at the Frozen Four in Minneapolis in March.

Arlan however, bows out of picking the playoffs, so it’s all me from hear on out. Let’s get to it.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 27-28

Lindenwood at Penn State
This all comes down to Lindenwood’s Nicole Hensley vs. Penn State’s home-ice advantage. I think it goes three. Lindenwood 3-2, Penn State 2-1, 3-1

RIT at Robert Morris
If the Colonials were any more consistent, this would be an easier series to pick. It probably goes three too. Robert Morris 2-1, RIT 2-1, Robert Morris 2-0

Dartmouth at Clarkson
The Big Green are a tough out, but I like the Golden Knights. Clarkson 2-0, 2-1

St. Lawrence at Cornell
These games could turn into huge scoring fests, or they could be very close affairs. There’s no way of telling. Cornell 5-2, St. Lawrence 2-1, Cornell 3-2

Yale at Harvard
This was a barn-burner of a series last year, but I think the Crimson sweep, despite how hot Yale has been. Harvard 2-0, 3-1

Princeton at Quinnipiac
Given how off the Bobcats have been of late, the Tigers could pull the upset, but I still like the home team. Quinnipiac 3-1, 2-1

Providence at Boston College
Will this be a blowout like the first half game between the two, or a closer affair like the ones in January? Boston College 5-1, 5-1

Vermont at Boston University
These two split a pair of strange games back in January, with Vermont winning the first and BU roaring back for a blowout win the next night. The same scenario might apply. Vermont 2-1, Boston University 4-1, 3-2

Connecticut at Maine
The Huskies swept this series last weekend; why not again? Connecticut 2-1, 2-1

New Hampshire at Northeastern
The home team has gotten hot at the right moment. Northeastern 3-1, 4-1

Bemidji State at Minnesota-Duluth
This is probably the most likely spot for an upset in the WCHA. Minnesota-Duluth 2-1, Bemidji State 3-2, 2-1

Minnesota State at Minnesota
They might want a mercy rule, given how strong the Gophers have been of late. Minnesota 5-1, 5-0

Ohio State at North Dakota
This will be a close affair, but I like the home team to sweep. North Dakota 2-1, 3-2

St. Cloud at Wisconsin
The Huskies upset of the Badgers last weekend should be just the thing to get Wisconsin refocused. Wisconsin 2-1, 3-1

  • Mark W.

    Have a wonderful holiday Paula.  Thanks for all the writing you do: the insight, prognostications, analysis, humor, and…recipes.

    Go ‘Cats!

    • Paula Weston

      You’re very sweet, Mark — thank you, and have a great holiday yourself.  

      Seriously, the cookies are worth it.  And you’re welcome. 

  • Davyd83

    Michigan Tech won 4 games last year. The seniors had 15 wins under their belts coming in to this season, going 4-30-4. 5-30-1 and 6-25-7.

    • Paula Weston

      I’m dopey.  I meant conference wins.  

  • PA Wildcat

    I like thecorrect pick but were is my cookie recipe

    • Paula Weston

      Not sure what happened to the end of the blog …

    • Looks like something got cut off in a follow-up edit. Everything should be in there now.