Los Angeles Kings (15-10-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (16-9-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 14, 2014, 5:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -110 / Los Angeles Kings -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Maple Leafs look to continue their impressive streak with their second win in as many days on Sunday as they host the defending Cup champs from Los Angeles.
The Kings look to claw their way back into the fold in the Pacific division with a rare road win in Toronto on Sunday and they'll have to play their best hockey if they want to grab two points as Toronto has won four in a row and are quickly becoming a team to watch out for in the Eastern Conference. Los Angeles has struggled away from home this season and that continued in Montreal in their last outing on Friday night as the Hans spanked the Kings and left them with plenty to work on on their off day Saturday in anticipation of Sunday's show down with Toronto. Jonathan Quick will go back between the pipes and we can speculate that James Reimer will fill in for the Buds but it would be nice to see Jonathan Bernier go up against his old club.
The Leafs will look to grab their fifth straight win on Sunday and continue their ascent up the ranks in the Atlantic division as they currently sit three points back of the Canadiens with two games in hand. Toronto has really turned it on of late and while their offense has been playing extremely well the key to their success has been their play between the pipes from Jonathan Bernier and more recently James Reimer who can likely expect to get the call here. Toronto is a very polarizing team and as such the hype around this team for the good and the bad always has them in the spot light but I think they're actually a solid group that has more than a realistic shot at making the postseason. The Kings are bound to end their losing ways on the road soon but with the way Toronto has been playing of late I think they will get up for this game and push their winning streak to five.