Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 3/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (27-35-6) at Vancouver Canucks (38-25-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -231 / Toronto Maple Leafs +206 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Canucks look to extend Toronto's miserable losing ways as the teams meet up in Vancouver on Saturday night.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a season to forget and will draw a ton of criticism both on and off the ice once their regular season finishes and a trip to the West coast to battle playoff bound teams doesn't help their cause at the moment. Toronto sits in third to last place in the Eastern Conference and are nine games under .500 but their mark on the road is a paltry 8-22-5 placing them ahead of just the Buffalo Sabres for futility away from home. The Buds are in a back to back after getting pasted by the Flames last night and they will likey turn to James Reimer in this one as he is expected to go up against Eddie Lack for Vancouver.
Vancouver meanwhile is looking to stay in the mix in the Pacific division and while the top spot is basically out of the question they are in a battle for second with the Calgary Flames and a handful of other teams are within striking distance. Vancouver hasn't exactly been world beaters this season but they have been consistent and that is more than a lot of teams can say and in the Western Conference race it has been more than enough but they know they can't take their foot off the gas until they have clinched a spot. The Canucks are a good team but not a great one but in this situation they only have to be good to beat the Maple Leafs and even that is stretching is as Toronto has been horrible since December. The Canucks should be able to take this one in a game they need to win.