Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 10/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (1-2-1) at Pittsburgh Penguins (1-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -260 / Toronto Maple Leafs +231 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Maple Leafs look for back to back wins after they put up five on the Blue jackets in Columbus last night as they stay on the road and travel to Pittsburgh.
The Maple Leafs are in for a long season as they begin year one of an overhaul both on and off the ice but even as an underachiever you are bound to win quite a few games and last night was a great opportunity for the Leafs and they made us look good. Toronto won 5-3 against the winless Columbus Blue Jackets but now they face a stiffer task as they take on Phil Kessel and the Penguins for the first time since his off season trade. The Buds will turn to Jonathan Bernier between the pipes as he will go up against Marc-Andre Fleury who is coming off a shutout victory against the Ottawa Senators.
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The Penguins got their first win of the season their last time out and they'll be looking to complete the Ontario sweep with a win against the Maple Leafs. The Penguins head into Saturday night's show down sitting with a 1-3 record but with the season just underway they certainly have more than enough time to go on a run and welcoming the Leafs to town fresh off a road game last night looks like a great time for the Pens to lock up back to back games. However, the Leafs always seem to find a way to get up for games against the Penguins and now with Kessel in the mix, even though it's in Pittsburgh and not Toronto, I think the road team is well worth a look at this crazy price.