Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs 11/14/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/13/2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
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On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins will take their top-rated offense on the road to face the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Penguins were able to win two out of their three games against the Maple Leafs last season.
On Tuesday, the Penguins had their seven-game winning streak snapped when they were shut out 5-0 by the New York Rangers on the road. They were 0-for-3 on their power play opportunities and they couldn't score despite getting 33 of their shots on goal.
The Penguins have been able to score 3.9 goals per game this season while only giving up 2.3 goals per game. Superstar Sidney Crosby has had a great start to the season by scoring seven goals and assisting on 17 others. Veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury is now 9-3-0 with three shutouts and a .924 save percentage.
The Maple Leafs had their most dominant win of the season on Wednesday night when they blew out the Boston Bruins 6-1 at home. They scored on three out of their four power plays in that win and they ended up with a 33-26 shooting advantage.
Through 16 games, the Maple Leafs are in the top three in scoring with 3.3 goals per game. Center Tyler Bozak has had a good start to the season by notching six goals and nine assists. Goalie Jonathan Bernier has made 11 starts for Toronto this year and is 5-3-2 with a 2.58 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Penguins are 10-4-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-5-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
Toronto Maple Leafs are 8-7-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Maple Leafs are 7-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/04/14 D Olli Maatta Internal expected to miss 3-4 weeks
11/01/14 D Derrick Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
Toronto Maple Leafs
11/06/14 RW Carter Ashton Suspension expected to miss 20 games; eligible to return Dec 20 vs Philadelphia
10/31/14 LW Joffrey Lupul Hand out indefinitely
10/18/14 RW Brandon Kozun Ankle expected to miss 6 weeks
10/17/14 LW David Booth Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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