NHL Hockey Picks and Predictions 1/19/16 Tonight
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Money Line Odds: Philadelphia -140 / Toronto +127
Game Total: 5
NHL Starting Goalies Tonight 1/19/16
- Toronto Maple Leafs -> James Reimer
James Reimer will be in-goal for the Leafs on Tuesday at Philadelphia. Reimer has lost three games in a row since returning from a groin injury and his last win came on Nov. 20 against Carolina. Reimer supports a .934 save percentage and a 2.03 goals-against average in 20 games.
Reimer vs the Flyers in his career he’s just 2-4 with a 2.73 goals against average
- Philadelphia Flyers -> Steve Mason
Steve Mason turned aside 29 of 31 shots in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Rangers. It’s hard to fault Mason on any of New York’s goals including Mats Zuccarello’s fabulous shootout goal. The 27-year-old has a 10-10-6 record with a 2.66 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage this season.
My favorite netminder Mason is 6-2 with a 1.79 goals against average at home, while vs the Maple Leafs in his career he is 7-5 with a 2.96 goals against average.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers Preview 1/19/16
The offensively challenged Maple Leafs ranks 22nd in scoring, potting just 2.4 goals per game, while converting on 16.9% of their power play chances, which is 26th in the league.
The defensively challenged Maple Leafs rank 22nd in goals allowed, giving up 2.7 goals per game and 17th in penalty kill allowing teams to convert on 20.0% of their power play chances.
Toronto is looking up at the rest of the Atlantic Division with 39 points. The Maple LAFFS was the lowest-scoring team in the league and the worst defensively during its five-game losing streak, which includes three road losses. The Maple Leafs surrendered an average of 3.80 goals per game during that stretch while scoring 1.0 per game.
They are 2 for 37 on the power play in their last 10 games, and an inability to score on five chances with the man advantage cost them in Saturday’s 3-2 loss at Boston.
The Flyers are not a good offensive team as they check in at 28th in scoring, potting just 2.2 goals per game, BUT they have picked their shit up lately. Playing strong along the boards, top guns like Giroux and Voracek are finally getting the puck into the back of the net.
The Flyers are converting on just 15.3% of their power play chances, which is 29th. Again, this does not reflect their last 5 games where they won 4 of 5 and collecting 9 points during that stretch.
At the defensive end of the ice they have allowed 2.4 goals per game, which is 14th, and have allowed teams to convert on 78.8% of their power play chances, which is 24th.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Philadelphia Flyers Prediction 1/19/16
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