The Penguins just came off an impressive 5-4 victory against their rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers. Now it is off to the Air Canada Centre to face the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs are coming off a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. It seems that the Bruins have the Leafs’ number this year also defeating them by a final score of 1-0 during a February 2nd contest.
The last time the Penguins faced the Leafs was January 23rd in Pittsburgh. The Maple Leafs annihilated the Penguins 5-2. It is not surprising that Fleury was in goal during that debacle. He is known for giving up a lot of goals, especially soft ones. If you do not believe me, watch last night’s game replay on ROOT Sports. My suggestion is to go with Tomas Vokoun in this one. The tale of the tape is below:
Toronto Maple Leafs (15-10, 3rd Northeast Division)
Goals Per Game: 3.0
Goals Against Average: 2.6
Power Play Percentage: 17%
Penalty Kill: 83.5%
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-8, 1st Atlantic Division)
Goals Per Game: 3.5
Goals Against Average: 3.0
Power Play Percentage: 26%
Penalty Kill: 79.6%
Prediction: I am predicting another high scoring game. Take the Penguins to win and over 6 goals. The game begins at 7 PM and should air on the NHL network and ROOT Sports.