The Winging It in Motown Predictions Contest has made a triumphant return, and if you're a bettor, you'd best keep sticking with whoever the Red Wings starting goalie is because 6/8 Player of the Game (POTG) predictions have gone to Jimmy Howard or Jonas Gustavsson.*
Here's the current standings, updated including last night's game against the Sharks:
|6 tied with||2|
|20 tied with||1|
Goldie90 jumps out to an early season lead with 3 points on the strength of 3 correct POTG predictions. Tied at 2 are ChasingLeslie, Dannik99, kamikatoon, playboyperry509, Rockdan, and Wing Nut. Everybody else can see their places in this handy Google Doc. In what is probably the only predictions contest Jeff has a chance of winning among the WIIM authors, Jeff and SlapshotGoal are currently tied among the WIIM writers with 1 point each.
It's a long season, and no one's hit the double bonus (worth 4 points!) yet, so don't let your hot or cold streak to start the year make you complacent or bring you down. Keep making those predictions and check back in the "Game Results" sheet on the Google to see which ones you got right!
*Gustavsson shares the POTG honors from the second Boston game with the penalty kill, but since the penalty kill isn't a player, Gustavsson gets the nod with the second most poll votes.