Anaheim Ducks (25-18-10) at Toronto Maple Leafs (30-19-5)
|Date & Time||Monday February 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under:
The Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Monday in NHL action at the Air Canada Centre.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 19 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 25 assists and Corey Perry has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 100 goals on 1,277 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 30 goals on 385 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 15 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 23 goals, William Nylander has 28 assists and Mitch Marner has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 113 goals on 1,420 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 20 goals on 267 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Ducks are 2-5 in their last 7 road games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Maple Leafs are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Ducks are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Toronto, 3-9 in the last 12 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
The Anaheim Ducks continue to struggle on the road and playing in Toronto hasn't been kind to them over the years. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in pretty good form right now and are too good of a team to continue struggling on their home ice. The Maple Leafs have also beaten the Ducks in seven of the last 10 meetings, scoring three or more goals in seven of those contests. I have to back the Maple Leafs here.