Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Maple Leafs NHL Odds
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(50-19-11) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (39-26-15)
Date: Saturday April 8th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Coming off a fourth straight win, the Pittsburgh Penguins head on the road for its last two games of the season, first to Toronto to take on the much improved Maple Leafs.
Toronto, coming off its second straight 4-1 loss, will look to finish strong in the last two games of the year, especially against a tough Pittsburgh squad.
Sitting 2nd in the Metropolitan Division, the Pittsburgh Penguins are assured of a playoff spot at this point and will likely rest some of their main skaters for these last couple of games.
A quick reminder of the key injuries though: defenseman Kris Letang is done for the year (and playoffs) because of a neck injury and Evgeni Malkin is still recovering from a shoulder injury. His status for Saturday is unknown but don’t expect to see him on the ice.
It’s been a great year for Sidney Crosby, captain and future Hall of Famer. He has 43 goals and 45 assists this season, including a goal and five assists in his last five games.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Maple Leafs have to play these last two games at their best, as there’s still a chance the Tampa Bay Lightning could usurp them and steal the Wild Card spot. Toronto will look to win this game and seal the spot in the playoffs.
The Maple Leafs have been fun to watch this season, led by a lot of youth. Rookie Auston Matthews has been stellar for this team, tallying 39 goals and 28 assists, including four goals and an assist over his last five games.
Veterans have been important as well, though. Center Nazem Kadri has been a huge help to this team, thanks to his physicality and scoring ability. He has 32 goals and 29 assists, including two goals and three assists over his last five games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in the last seven games on the road
- Toronto is 7-3 SU in the last 10 games
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Hockey Prediction:
Toronto has a bigger need to win this game along with a healthier team.
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I like the Leafs to win a close one at home.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 3 – Toronto 4
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