Hockey Prediction Maple Leafs vs Islanders Sunday December 27th 2015
12/27/15 Toronto Maple Leafs take on the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center tonight. Puck drops at 6:00 pm est. Pucking Hockey provides confirmed NHL starting goalies with stats. Hockey betting trends to improve your fantasy hockey and handicapping needs along with my expert NHL picks. Hockey Prediction Maple Leafs vs Islanders Sunday December 27th 2015
Money Line Odds
Toronto Maple Leafs +175
New York Islanders -155
Toronto Maple Leafs Preview
The Maple Leafs are averaging just 2.52 goals per game, 20th in the league. Currently 7th overall in shots given, which is your typical Mike Babcock coached team. (30.5%) They have converted on 21.2% of their power play 7th in the league, however 5 on 5 they are horrendous.
New York Islanders Preview
Currently being ranked 12th in the scoring department, New York are as a team putting up 2.7 goals per game. They also rank 16th on power play conversions (18.4%). At the defensive end of the ice they are pretty solid as they rank 4th in goals allowed 2.3 goals per game and 3rd in the penalty killing department (87%).
Toronto Maple Leafs – Jonathan Bernier
Jonathan Bernier turned aside 23-of-26 shots in a 3-2 loss to Arizona on Tuesday.
The loss snapped a two game streak of wins for the much maligned-former clear-cut number one goalie. His numbers are not flattering and it’s going to take a massive streak of great play to get back to respectability. He is 2-9-3 with a 3.21 GAA and .889 save percentage in 14 appearances.
New York Islanders – Thomas Greiss
Greiss allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Islanders loss in Colorado on December 17th. Jaroslav Halak has started three of the last four games, but will miss tonight’s game due to injury, so Greiss will start vs. the Maple Leafs. Greiss has gone 5-2-2 with a 2.05 GAA and .931 SV% on home ice this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Islanders Free NHL Pick
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