Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Florida Panthers - 10/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida Panthers (3-2-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1-2-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -110 / Florida Panthers -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Florida Panthers will be at the Air Canada Centre to take the ice with the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL hockey.
The Florida Panthers had dropped seven in a row to the Penguins so they had to be feeling pretty good when they took a 2-0 lead in their match up but it didn’t last as Pittsburgh rallied for a 3-2 victory. Sidney Crosby scored in his first game back from injury and was joined in the scoring column by Eric Fehr and Carl Hagelin while Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 20 saves for the victory. The Panthers received goals off the sticks of Reilly Smith with the man advantage and Mark Pysk while the loss went to James Reimer who stopped 19 shots in his second start.
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In NHL hockey, good goaltending is like the Holy Grail and right now the Toronto Maple Leafs need some help in that area as witnessed by their 7-3 to visiting Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The Bolts scored early and often with Steven Stamkos scoring twice with Alex Killhorn, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, Jonathan Drouin and Vladislav Namesnikov also lighting the lamp while Ben Bishop logged a monster 40 saves for the victory. The Maple Leafs goals came from William Nylander, Auston Matthews and James Van Riemsdyk but Frederik Andersen was charged with all seven goals on 24 saves to fall to 1-3.
The over is 2-0-2 in Panthers last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and the over is 3-0-2 in Panthers last 5 overall while the Panthers are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 4-0 in Maple Leafs last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and the over is 6-0 in Maple Leafs last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 6-1 in Maple Leafs last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings and the Panthers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto while the road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The over and the Panthers have been strong bets against Toronto but the Leafs goalie situation is clouded so please check back when goalies are confirmed…