Maple Leafs vs Bruins Game 6 Prediction NHL Picks 5/2

Maple Leafs vs Bruins Game 6 Prediction NHL Picks 5/2

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Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Prediction

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in Game 6 at Scotiabank Arena with the Bruins leading the series 3-2. Here's a preview of the matchup, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 2, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Maple Leafs, led by Auston Matthews and Ilya Samsonov, aim to force a decisive Game 7 with a strong performance at home. Despite facing injuries, they look to capitalize on their offensive firepower and home ice advantage to extend the series.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Samsonov 23 7 8 3 3.13 .890
J. Woll 12 11 1 0 2.94 .907

Scoring Leaders

Auston Matthews leads the Maple Leafs in goals with 69, including 18 power-play goals.

Injury Report

  • Bobby McMann (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 2)
  • Auston Matthews (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 2)
  • William Nylander (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 2)
  • Ilya Lyubushkin (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 2)
  • Joel Edmundson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 2)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.63
GA/G 3.18

Recent Performances

The Maple Leafs won Game 5 in overtime against the Bruins and aim to carry their momentum into Game 6 at home.

 

Boston Bruins

Preview

The Boston Bruins look to close out the series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 at Scotiabank Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on May 2, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

With a one-game lead in the series, the Bruins, led by David Pastrnak and Jeremy Swayman, aim to secure victory on the road and advance to the next round of the playoffs. Despite facing injuries, they rely on their defensive prowess and goaltending depth to stifle the Maple Leafs' offense and secure the win.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Swayman 25 10 8 3 2.53 .916
L. Ullmark 22 10 7 2 2.58 .915

Scoring Leaders

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in points with 110, while leading in goals with 47.

Injury Report

  • Andrew Peeke (D) - OUT (Expected return: May 15)
  • Brandon Carlo (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: May 2)
  • Matthew Poitras (C) - OUT (Expected return: Sep 15)
  • Milan Lucic (LW) - OUT (Expected return: Sep 15)
  • Derek Forbort (D) - Injured Reserve (Expected return: May 2)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.21
GA/G 2.70

Recent Performances

The Bruins lost Game 5 in overtime against the Maple Leafs and aim to bounce back with a strong road performance in Game 6.

 

Prediction

Given the defensive intensity typically observed in playoff games and the potential absence of key offensive players due to injuries, expect a tightly contested matchup in Game 6. Both teams will likely focus on minimizing mistakes and tightening up defensively, leading to fewer scoring chances and a lower-scoring game. The pick here is under 5.5 goals, as the intensity of playoff hockey often results in tighter defensive play and lower-scoring affairs.

Pick: Under 5.5 goals

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