Maple Leafs vs. Hurricanes - 2/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (28-23-10) at Toronto Maple Leafs (20-28-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +118 / Carolina Hurricanes -130 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, RSNONT
The Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 21 goals, Jordan Staal has 23 assists and Justin Faulk has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 87 goals on 966 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 64 goals on 649 shots. Ward has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 18 goals, P.A. Parenteau has 15 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 75 goals on 920 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 76 goals on 727 shots. Reimer has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 17-38 in their last 55 games following a win and 5-17 in their last 22 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 1-7 in their last 8 home games and 21-50 in their last 71 vs. a team with a losing record. The Hurricanes are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Toronto and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Maple Leafs are struggling overall, especially at home where they've lost seven of their last eight. While the Hurricanes aren't playing great in their ownright, they've been far better than what Toronto has shown. I'll take the road team and the cheap price.