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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1
(1-1) Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1)
Date: Monday, April 15th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Bruins +102 | Leafs -113
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Maple Leafs -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6.0
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The series heads to Toronto for game three in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Boston tied the series with a convincing win in game two, but will now need to win on the road to take back home ice advantage.
The Bruins looked like a team with urgency in game two, hence why they won 4-1. They still have their back to the wall after giving up home ice advantage, so they will need to play with the same intensity if they are going to steal a game in Toronto.
The Bruins offense exploded for four goals in game four, which was obviously miles better than their performance in game one. They were led by Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron once again as both of these guys scored a goal.
The defense looked much better for the Bruins in game two and a lot of it had to do with their goalie. Tuukka Rask managed to save 30 shots, with a save percentage of .968. Considering the Maple Leafs still have an explosive offense, Rask will need a repeat performance in game three.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Game two Maple Leafs was obviously a let down given their dominance to open the series. That game one win however, gives them a great chance to win this series based on the fact that they now have the home ice advantage.
The offense for the Maple Leafs was non-existent in this game, as they were shut out until the third period. By then their one goal did not make a difference, as Boston already had three on the scoreboard. Now that the series has shifted to Toronto, the arena is sure to be packed by their home fans, which should motivate them to play much better. Look for Mitchell Marner to take control of this game and lead the Maple Leafs in scoring on the night.
It seems like the defense played in game one for the Maple Leafs was a fluke. After a phenomenal effort in game one, Toronto really struggled to get going in game two. Their defense allowed four goals, which is closer to their average. They will need to make plenty of adjustments if they are going to pull game three out at home.
NHL Betting Trends:
- BOS are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto.
- Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Prediction:
Boston showed how good they can be in game two, and I like them to keep things close in game three. My lean is the Boston Bruins on the puck line.
4* Free NHL Playoff Betting Pick: Boston Bruins +1.5
NHL Free Score Prediction: Bruins 3 – Maple Leafs 4
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