Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Lightning are a team that have to put the year together again. The Lightning have managed to have a great offensive showing in the opening game, but after that the Lightning defense really let them down. The offense was able to put in 3 goals in their losses, but the Lightning did end up having some problems defensively as they allowed 4 goals in each game one to the Panthers and one to the Hurricanes.
Offensively the Lightning have been able to put in a total of 3.67 goals a game. The team has converted on the power play at a total of 25% on the year. Defensively the Lightning have allowed 3.33 goals a game on average. The defense has done decent in the penalty kill department killing off 66.7% of the opponents power plays.
The Maple Leafs started off like the Lightning with a great couple of wins to kick off the year. In those wins the team was able to play some amazing offensive sets, but the Maple Leafs defense played good as well. The last couple of games, the Maple Leafs have had some problems in getting the wins locked down as the team has allowed 9 goals in the final 2 games of the week coming into this game and have scored only 7 goals to make the difference up.
When it comes to scoring the Maple Leafs have managed to score at a clip of 4 goals a game and have converted on the power play at 23.5% on the season. The Maple Leafs have allowed only 3 goals a game this year with a penalty kill that has hit at a clip of 85.7% on the season.
The Maple Leafs have been able to play decent on the year and even in the last 2 losses the Maple Leafs were able to show up decent and actually looked very strong. The Lightning, though, have really looked shaky defensively in the last 2 games and that definitely will not help the Lightning out in this game as the Lightning end up losing to the Maple Leafs in Toronto. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 6-5.