Hurricanes vs. Maple Leafs - 2/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (23-30-5) at Carolina Hurricanes (20-29-7)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -140 / Toronto Maple Leafs +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNONT, FSS
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes meet Friday night at the PNC Arena.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hope to get back on track after losing their last four games. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have two power play goals in their last three games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Phil Kessel leads Toronto with 22 goals, James van Riemsdyk has 23 assists and Tyler Bozak has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 102 goals on 1,192 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 66 goals on 696 shots.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have three power play goals in their last two games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 17 goals, Justin Faulk has 25 assists and Jeff Skinner has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Cam Ward has allowed 89 goals on 1,013 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 53 goals on 547 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 17-36 in their last 53 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-23 in their last 27 overall. The Hurricanes are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Maple Leafs are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 8-20 in the last 28 meetings overall.
You'd be smart to continue to fade the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they've been horrible for the last month or so.. As long as you don't mind the chalk or what not, the Hurricanes have to be the play here.