Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs 10/25/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/24/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
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Saturday night, the Boston Bruins will visit the Air Canada Center as they face the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Boston Bruins had a rough game their last time out on Thursday night. They lost 3 - 2 to the New York Islanders and they lost captain Zdeno Chara to a knee injury. The game was a 1 – 1 tie after the 1st period but the loss of Chara in the 1st showed in the 2nd for the Bruins. Without the towering defenseman on the ice, New York scored twice to go up 3 -1. Boston managed to add a goal mid way through the 3rd period but it was just too little too late. If the estimates of a 4 to 6 week absence for Chara are correct, the Bruins will have to find a way to replace a huge part of their defense.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will come into this game a little rested and a little shake too. Their Wednesday night game in Ottawa was postponed after the shootings that took place in the Canadian capital earlier in the day. The Leafs were staying in a hotel right near one of the shooting locations and were kept there until they were allowed to return to Toronto. Although no one on the team witnessed the shooting, they did see the response afterward and that will certainly be on their minds. Once Toronto refocuses on the task of playing the weakened Bruins, they will realize that they have a decent chance of coming away with a win.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
Boston Bruins are 4-5-0 Against the Spread
Boston Bruins are 2-6-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
Toronto Maple Leafs are 3-4-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Maple Leafs are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/24/14 D Zdeno Chara Knee is downgraded to expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/20/14 D Kevan Miller Shoulder out indefinitely
10/05/14 C Marc Savard Concussion out indefinitely
Toronto Maple Leafs
10/18/14 RW Brandon Kozun Ankle expected to miss 6 weeks
10/17/14 LW David Booth Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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