Islanders vs. Maple Leafs - 2/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (23-28-4) at New York Islanders (35-18-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nassau Coliseum)
The Line: New York Islanders -210 / Toronto Maple Leafs +188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSNT, MSG+
The Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders meet Thursday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost 12 of their last 13 games and begin a two-game road trip. The Maple Leafs are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have scored three power play goals in their last three games and have split their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk have combined 42 goals, Tyler Bozak has 20 assists and Nazem Kadri has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 95 goals on 1,102 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 66 goals on 696 shots.
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The New York Islanders still lead their division despite splitting their last 10 games. The Islanders are averaging three goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have two power play goals in their last four games and have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. John Tavares leads New York with 24 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Anders Lee has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have given up a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 96 goals on 1,080 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 45 goals on 354 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 16-45 in their last 61 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Islanders are 25-9 in their last 34 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and the home team is 37-18-1 in the last 56 meetings.
Both teams have shown flashes of solid offense despite inconsistent play as of late. The over is also 11-1 in the last 12 meetings betweeen these two teams. Take the over in this matchup.