Winnipeg Jets at Toronto Maple Leafs Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/4/2014
Saturday, April 5, 7:00 PM on CBC
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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The Winnipeg Jets were able to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime the first and only other time the teams have met this season. Mark Scheifele put the Jets on the board first with his 10th goal of the season just over three minutes into the first period. Blake Wheeler doubled the hosts lead with a power-play tally three minutes later. After about 20 minutes of goalless action Dion Phaneuf cut the lead in half with a power-play goal of his own. Bryan Little scored yet another goal with the extra man to make it 3-1 Jets before Zach Bogosian made it 4-1 less than a minute later. Troy Bodie and Tim Gleason then scored for Toronto to make it 4-3 Jets heading into the third period.
With just a minute and a half left in regulation, Phil Kessel was able to complete Toronto's comeback by scoring his 27th of the season. It was a big point for the Maple Leafs, but that was all they would get as Dustin Byfuglien got the overtime winner for the Jets at the 2:44 mark of the extra period.
Little and Wheeler had a goal and an assist for the Jets in their win, while Andrew Ladd added two assists for the hosts.
Toronto's right wing Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist in the losing effort.
Winnipeg is 17-22 straight up on the road this season
Winnipeg is 12-23-3 against the over/under on the road this season
Toronto is 23-16 straight up at home this season
Toronto is 24-14-1 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/26/13 D Grant Clitsome Back out for season
04/02/14 D Keaton Ellerby Lower Body questionable
04/01/14 GO Al Montoya Lower Body questionable
03/28/14 D Zach Bogosian Upper Body out indefinitely
03/16/14 RW Chris Thorburn Foot out indefinitely
03/10/14 C Mark Scheifele Knee out for season
03/04/14 C James Wright Ankle out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto
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