PREDICTION FOR Toronto Maple Leafs – Tampa Bay Lightning :
– Tampa Bay Lightning win 1.90
Toronto Maple Leafs
If Toronto Maple Leafs defeat this match, they will definitely have to say goodbye to the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference. Regardless of the fact that the championship will not end soon, we do not believe that Tampa Bay will lose the lead of ten points so easily. Both teams conceded only one defeat in the last five rounds and therefore we expect a very exciting match in their direct duel. The main goal of Toronto before the start of the season was to enter the playoffs.
Last season, they made great strides into the playoffs and were eliminated in the first round by Washington. At the end of the regular season they only had one point ahead of the bottom of the table NY Islanders. This season they play much better and have surprised their fans positively. No one expected them to fight for first place in the Eastern Conference after 57 games played. They are in top form and have recorded seven wins and one defeat in the last eight matches. They were defeated out of Boston. They have celebrated as many wins in the last three duels and will be competing against the Eastern Conference leaders in a good mood.
Tampa Bay Lightning
If they were to celebrate at this away game, today’s guests will further consolidate themselves at the top of the table. The only opponent that could endanger them until the end of the season is Boston, who currently has five points and two fewer games. Tampa has taken seven wins in the last nine games. Only Winnipeg and Edmonton defeated them, both times in the distance. They have had a very tough schedule lately and have denied nine of the last eleven encounters in the distance.
After nine away games they played before two rounds in front of their own fans and celebrated against Vancouver Canucks. On the last day they received LA Kings at home and celebrated 4: 3. After the second period, they led 4: 1, but then they eased a bit, which the Kings took advantage of and scored two goals. However, the turnaround did not succeed and Tampa celebrated his 38th championship victory.