PREDICTION FOR Toronto Maple Leafs – Ottawa Senators :
– Toronto Maple Leafs win 1.79
Toronto Maple Leafs – Ottawa Senators / NHL – This is the second joint duel between Toronto and Ottawa in the current season. In the first joint duel, which took place at the championship kick-off, the Senators brought a convincing 6: 3- victory, so Toronto now has the opportunity to reciprocate with the Senators in front of his fans. Ottawa arrive at the Senators after two home victories in a row.
Toronto Maple Leafs
After 44 duels, Toronto occupies the fourth table position of the Eastern Conference. In the first part of the season, they delivered very good games, but lately have a descending shape curve on. In the last six duels they lost four defeats. The last four duels took her at home and recorded only two victories. First they were defeated by Tampa Bay Lightning, after which they fought victories against the San Jose Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks. Interestingly enough, in both matches they only took wins after the penalty shoot-out and won 3: 2.
However, in the last round they were not so lucky and they were defeated by Columbus, also 2: 3 and after extensions. Toronto opened this duel brilliantly and after the first two thirds they were 2-0 in the lead. In the last third, her opponent was in the lead and ultimately won. Now they are receiving a team from the lower half of the table, and if they want to continue to be in the top of the Eastern Conference, they must win.
Ottawa are not playing well in the current season, and if they do not improve their performance later in the season, they will be hard to qualify for the playoff. They are on the penultimate position of the Eastern Conference and currently only Buffalo is worse. They are ten points behind playoff positions and with such a feat they will be hard to beat. Although they had not too bad championship start, they delivered in the further course of the season very bad games. They were particularly bad at the end of November and the beginning of December when they had just won one game in 13 matches.