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San Jose Sharks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 2/28/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Maple Leafs (28-20-13) at San Jose Sharks (36-18-7)
Date & Time Tuesday February 28, 2017, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -140 / Toronto Maple Leafs +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL hockey comes to the SAP Center when the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town to face the San Jose Sharks.

I always say that there are teams that for whatever reason play another team well and for a struggling Montreal Canadiens club that team is the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Canadiens continued to play well against the Leafs in a 3-2, overtime win Saturday for their 14th straight win versus their Canada neighbors. Andrew Shaw gave the Habs the win with his overtime tally with Max Pacioretty and Alex Galchenyuk scoring in regulation. Carey Price won it with 32 stops for the Habs who won for the third time in eleven contests. The Maple Leafs  saw Auston Matthews score twice with Frederik Andersen absorbing the loss as Toronto now trails the Canadiens by five points in the Wild Card race.

While many teams have generally struggled coming off their bye week, the San Jose Sharks show no rust from the long layoff with a 4-1 win at Vancouver who also was coming off the bye. The balanced Sharks offense featured goals from Mikkel Boedker, Patrick Marleau, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture. Chris Tierney logged a pair of helpers and a busy Martin Jones came through with 35 stops to get the victory to lift the Sharks 36-18-7 and kept them atop the Pacific Division. The Canucks lone goal came off the stick of Daniel Sedin with Ryan Miller absorbing the loss with 22 saves as the team fell to 29-29-6 and lost for the 10th straight at home to the Sharks.

The over is 6-0 in Maple Leafs last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and the under is 7-0 in Maple Leafs last 7 vs. Pacific while the Maple Leafs are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and the  Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference while the Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Maple Leafs are 1-12 in the last 13 meetings and the  Maple Leafs are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose while the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose.

The numbers say San Jose and the over but these teams don’t see much of each other. I lean Sharks pending goalies…

Pick:
San Jose -140 // will update

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