Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Calgary Flames Pick-Odds-Prediction - 4/1/14
Calgary Flames (31-37-7) at Toronto Maple Leafs (36-32-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -140 / Calgary Flames +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet-West, Ontario
The struggling Toronto Maple Leafs play host to the Calgary Flames at the Air Canada Centre Tuesday.
The Senators rode a late scoring burst to pull out a 6-3 decision over visiting Calgary on Sunday. With the end of the regular season fast approaching Ottaw finds themselves six points out of the second Wild Card and needing to string the wins together and get somebody to beat Columbus. They took care of business Sunday with Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris scoring twice with Jared Cowen and Clarke MacArthur also providing markers as the home team scored three times in the third. Robin Lehtner recorded 37 saves in the win with Paul Byron, Matt Stajan and Sean Monahan supplying the offense for Calgary who saw Kari Ramo allow five goals on 36 shots.
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Struggling Toronto can't buy a win these days and found no relief Sunday with Detroit in town as the Red Wings skated away with a 4-2 decision. The Wings ended a three game skid but the Leafs continued to look for answers as they haven't won in what seems like forever. Detroit rode the first career hat trick of Darren Holmes with Gustav Nyquist scoring the other for points in eight consecutive contests. Jimmy Howard made the support stand up with 25 stops while Cody Franson and Joffrey Lupul lit the lamp for Toronto and Jonathan Bernier recorded 24 saves in defeat. The fading Maple Leafs have now dropped eight in a row in what once looked like a sure fire playoff appearance.
The home team is 12-3 in the last 15 with the Flames going 2-5 in the past seven visits while the over has gone 11-4-3 in the last 18 overall. Backing either seems like risky business and even when goalies are announced I don't know if I would touch this...