Preview: Panthers (12-17) vs Leafs (17-15)
Date: Tuesday, December 17th 2013
Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction (12/17/12)
It’s been a struggle for the Florida Panthers this season but it seems like they’re getting it together. They enter this match-up with the Toronto Maple Leafs seeking their sixth win in seven games. And what better way to seek a win against a struggling Maple Leafs squad.
The Leafs had the perfect chance to gain two crucial points last night when they visited the depleted Pittsburgh Penguins. And when I say depleted, their defense was non-existent. Instead of throwing the house on the Penguins defense they decided to keep all of the shots to the outside and eventually fell 3-1.
The Maple Leafs, 1-4-0 in their last five games, went 1 for 5 on the power play and fell to 15-4-2 when scoring with the man advantage.
If in goal, Bernier will be making his first start against the Panthers. Teammate James Reimer had gone 0-2-0 with a 5.08 GAA in his first three games against Florida before making 34 saves in a 4-0 road win April 25.
This match-up is a perfect spot for the Panthers to keep racking the points up as they are 4-2-1 in their last seven road games. Not just that the Maple Leafs are 1-6 in their last 7 games when scoring 2 goals or less in the previous game. They only scored one goal in their previous game and it was a lucky one at that. Take the Florida Panthers as the +115 money line road dog and don’t look back.
Florida Panthers +115 to win $115
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