Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/9/2014
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 PM on LTV, FSFL, SunS
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
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The Toronto Maple Leafs may be quite a bit better than the Florida Panthers this season, but the Panthers have been able to beat them in two of their three meetings this season. The last time they met, the Panthers won 4-1 on home ice thanks to three late goals.
Florida's approach was clear from the beginning when they were taking shots from any angle they could get them. They ended up more than doubling the Maple Leafs' shot totals by putting 48 on net while Toronto was only able to get 21.
After David Clarkson was penalized for slashing early in the second period, Tom Gilbert was able to put Florida on the board first with a power-play tally. Jesse Winchester would double the Panthers' lead five minutes into the third period off of assists from Brian Campbell and Scott Gomez. Clarkson would get one back for the Maple Leafs four minutes later, but an unassisted goal by Shawn Matthias and a late tally by Marcel Goc put Toronto away for good.
Campbell finished the game with two assists in the win, while goalie Tim Thomas was able to stop 20 of Toronto's 21 shots on goal.
Even though the Maple Leafs lost, netminder Jonathan Bernier may have actually been the player of the game considering how many shots he had to face. The 25-year-old goalie was able to make 44 saves in the game and ended up with a .936 save percentage.
Toronto is 14-24 straight up on the road this season
Toronto is 17-17-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Florida is 15-23 straight up at home this season
Florida is 15-20-3 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
04/07/14 LW Joffrey Lupul Lower Body out for season
04/04/14 GO Jonathan Bernier Knee out for season
04/06/14 C Brad Boyes Back questionable
03/27/14 D Tom Gilbert Hernia out for season
03/21/14 D Alex Petrovic Upper Body out indefinitely
03/19/14 C Jonathan Huberdeau Concussion out indefinitely
02/24/14 C Aleksander Barkov Knee likely out for season
02/20/14 RW Tomas Kopecky Concussion out indefinitely
01/21/14 D Mike Mottau Leg out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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