Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Dallas Stars - 11/2/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (9-2-0) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1-7-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +139 / Dallas Stars -154 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Stars look to improve on their Western Conference best 18 points this season as they head into Toronto to battle the lowly Maple Leafs.
The Dallas Stars have been knocking on the door over the last couple of seasons and while they haven't been able to make the jump into the postseason it looks like they are not only going to break through that barrier but make a serious push at the Central division crown. Dallas has won three games in a row and have looked like world beaters in the process as they are averging just a shade under four goals a game and have two of the top three point producers in the league in Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. The Stars brought in some other key pieces to the fold this year, namely Patrick Sharp and Antii Niemi and the moves have paid off very well as they have pushed a contender into a threat and could be poised to go on a long playoff push this season. Kari Lehtonen is expected to get the start between the pipes as he will face off against Jonathan Bernier.
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The Maple Leafs meanwhile have lost four in a row and sit in the basement of the Atlantic division with a 1-7-2 record and look poised to land a top three draft pick in the off season as their franchise overhaul continues. The Buds were blanked over the weekend by Phil Kessel and the Penguins and while the former Leafs forward was held off the score sheet it is a perfect encapsulation of this Leafs franchise right now as the pieces they let walk skate back into town without any trouble. Toronto is in a tough place right now and things get worse as the Stars are among the league's best offense and with Seguin back in town you can bet he would love to stick it to the Leafs once again as he will be forever linked to the Leafs for their opportunity to have drafted him in the Phil Kessel trade. Dallas rolls.