Maple Leafs vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks 11/8

Maple Leafs vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks 11/8

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Maple Leafs vs. Senators - NHL Preview

Introduction

The stage is set for an exciting NHL matchup as the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Ottawa Senators. In this preview, we'll dive into the game's details to provide fans and bettors with insights that can influence their predictions.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a solid start to the season, boasting a record of 6-4-2. Currently, they hold the fourth position in the Atlantic Division, positioning themselves as strong contenders for the championship.

Goaltender Comparison:

When it comes to goaltending, the Maple Leafs have the talented tandem of Ilya Samsonov and Joseph Woll. Samsonov has recorded 2 wins, 1 loss, and 2 overtime losses, with a goals-against average (GA/G) of 4.11 and a save percentage (SV%) of 85.5%. On the other hand, Woll has secured 4 wins and 3 losses, with an impressive GA/G of 2.30 and an outstanding SV% of 93.0%.

 

Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators are striving for success with a record of 4-6-0. They are currently eighth in the Atlantic Division, and while the odds may be against them, they aim to make a statement.

Player Comparisons

Let's analyze key player statistics for both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators:

Player Points Goals Assists
Brady Tkachuk (Senators) 11 8 3
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs) 18 13 5

While individual player performance is noteworthy, this matchup has the potential for high-scoring action.

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's consider the recent performances of both teams:

Ottawa Senators

The Senators have faced a mix of results in their recent games. Their most recent game ended in a loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning (L6-4). However, they secured a victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins (W5-2) before that, showing their potential to perform well.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs recently won a thrilling game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (W6-5 OT), showcasing their ability to compete at a high level. Prior to that, they had a loss to the Buffalo Sabres (L6-4), highlighting their need for consistency.

 

Prediction

With both teams having their share of ups and downs, this game could go in either direction. However, considering the Maple Leafs' strong offensive power, especially with Auston Matthews leading the charge, they have an edge in this matchup.

We predict that the Toronto Maple Leafs will secure the win in a high-scoring game. Expect both teams to put on an offensive show, but the Maple Leafs should come out on top.

 

Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs to win

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