Maple Leafs vs Bruins Prediciton NHL Picks Today 3/4

Maple Leafs vs Bruins Prediciton NHL Picks Today 3/4

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Preview: Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

 

Boston Bruins

Preview

The Boston Bruins, with a record of 35-13-14 and currently second in the Atlantic Division, are set to face the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. This preview provides an overview of the matchup, including player statistics, recent team performances, and insights into what to expect from this clash on March 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Bruins have been competitive throughout the season, showcasing their offensive prowess and defensive resilience. Despite recent setbacks, they remain a formidable opponent for any team.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Swayman 19 6 8 3 2.53 .919
L. Ullmark 16 7 6 1 2.80 .910

Scoring Leaders

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins' scoring charts with an impressive 87 points, including 38 goals and 49 assists.

Injury Report

  • Justin Brazeau (RW) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 4)
  • Matt Grzelcyk (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 4)
  • Pavel Zacha (C) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 4)
  • Derek Forbort (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 3)
  • Hampus Lindholm (D) - IR (Estimated return: Feb 29)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.31
GA/G 2.76

Recent Performances

The Bruins have faced some tough matchups recently, including a loss to the New York Islanders (3/2), but they bounced back with a win against the Vegas Golden Knights (2/29).

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs, sitting third in the Atlantic Division with a record of 35-17-8, are gearing up to host the Boston Bruins at Scotiabank Arena. This preview offers insights into the upcoming clash, highlighting player statistics, recent team performances, and expectations for the game scheduled on March 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

Team Overview

The Maple Leafs boast a strong offensive lineup led by William Nylander and Auston Matthews, making them a formidable force on home ice. Despite some inconsistency, they have the potential to challenge any opponent.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Samsonov 15 5 6 2 3.23 .883
M. Jones 11 7 1 2 2.71 .907
J. Woll 9 5 1 0 2.75 .918

Scoring Leaders

William Nylander leads the Maple Leafs' scoring charts with an impressive 83 points, comprising 33 goals and 50 assists.

Injury Report

  • Ilya Lyubushkin (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 4)
  • Timothy Liljegren (D) - Day-To-Day (Estimated return: Mar 3)
  • Mark Giordano (D) - IR (Estimated return: Mar 9)
  • Calle Jarnkrok (C) - Injured Reserve (Estimated return: Mar 3)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.65
GA/G 3.15

Recent Performances

The Maple Leafs have been in good form lately, securing wins against the New York Rangers (3/2) and the Arizona Coyotes (2/29).

 

Prediction

With both teams having potent offenses and goaltenders who have been conceding goals recently, the over of 6.5 goals seems like a solid pick for this matchup. The Bruins and the Maple Leafs have been involved in high-scoring games lately, and considering their offensive capabilities and defensive vulnerabilities, there's a good chance this game will see plenty of goals.

Pick: Over 6.5 goals

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