Lightning vs Maple Leafs Game 4 Prediction NHL 4/24
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- Apr 24, 2023, 9:38:04 AM
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The NHL playoffs are in full swing, and the excitement keeps building up with every game. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning are meeting in a crucial East 1st Round - Game 4, with the Maple Leafs leading the series 2-1. As the anticipation grows, KingPin.pro, the ultimate sports prediction app, brings you a comprehensive review of both teams' offense, defense, and injuries, along with our experts' prediction on why the Maple Leafs will win Game 4.
Both the Maple Leafs and Lightning have been impressive in the offensive end, with high-scoring players like Mitchell Marner, William Nylander, Nikita Kucherov, and Brayden Point leading the way. The Maple Leafs have been particularly dominant in this aspect of the game, with a goal average of 3.39 per game compared to the Lightning's 3.41. Toronto has a better power play percentage at 26.0%, while Tampa Bay trails at 25.4%. In the last five games, the Maple Leafs have scored 21 goals, while the Lightning has scored 14.
Defense wins championships, and both teams have been playing well on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs have conceded 2.67 goals per game, while the Lightning have conceded 3.07. Toronto has a better penalty killing percentage at 81.9%, while Tampa Bay is at 79.7%. The Maple Leafs have also been better at shot-blocking and limiting their opponents' scoring opportunities. Toronto has been a disciplined team, with fewer penalty minutes than the Lightning.
Injuries can significantly impact a team's performance, and both teams have had key players on the sidelines. The Maple Leafs will be without goaltender Matt Murray and defenseman Erik Gustafsson, while the Lightning will miss center Michael Eyssimont and defenseman Erik Cernak.
Based on our extensive analysis of both teams' offense, defense, and injuries, we predict that the Toronto Maple Leafs will win Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Maple Leafs have been in excellent form, and their offensive firepower combined with their disciplined defensive play makes them a formidable opponent. With the series on the line, the Maple Leafs will come out all guns blazing and look to close out the series. The Lightning, on the other hand, will be desperate to level the series, but their inconsistent defensive play and injury concerns could work against them.
Pick: Maple Leafs ML