Florida Panthers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 1/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (17-20-9) at Florida Panthers (28-15-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -160 / Toronto Maple Leafs +140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The BB&B Center and the Florida Panthers host the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to get back in the win column after a 3-2, shootout defeat at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens at the Air Canada Centre Saturday has the team staring at back to back losses. Lars Eller scored the decisive goal in the SO and posted an assist with David Desharnais and Tomas Fleischmann scoring in regulation in support of Mike Condon’s 17 stops for the 24-20-4 Habs. Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul supplied the Maple Leafs with goals with James Reimer recording 27 saves for 17-20-9 Toronto who rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit.
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The Florida Panthers are hoping momentum is back on their side with consecutive victories after a dominant 5-2 win versus the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BB&B Center on Saturday night. Vincent Trocheck, Reilly Smith and Brian Campbell scored while Nick Bjugstad and Jonathan Huberdeau scored and assisted. Roberto Luongo was strong between the pipes with 38 stops to lift the Panthers to 28-15-5. Tampa Bay received goals from Victor Hedman and JT Brown but Ben Bishop was charged with four goals before getting pulled in favor of Andrei Vasilevskiy who stopped four shots in the third as the Bolts fell to 26-18-4.
The under is 2-0-3 in Maple Leafs last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and is 3-0-2 in Maple Leafs last 5 vs. a team with a winning record while going 3-0-3 in Maple Leafs last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and the Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games while going 9-1 in their last 10 home games. The Maple Leafs are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Florida while the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings. No goalies have been announced but I favor Florida for now…