Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Preview, Prediction, and Odds| April 3, 2023

Maple Leafs vs. Lightning

The Toronto Maple Leafs(41-26-7) clash with the Tampa Bay Lightning(43-22-9) in an Atlantic Division battle.

The Maple Leafs are coming off a 6-4 win over the Florida Panthers on Monday. Goalie Ilya Samsonov finished the game with 26 saves on 30 shot attempts. Auston Matthews led the way for Toronto, scoring two goals, one assist, and two shots on goal. Matthews amassed three points in the victory.

Tampa Bay is coming off a 2-4 loss against the Red Wings on Monday night. Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up three goals and tallied 28 saves on 31 shot attempts. Steven Stamkos scored a goal in the game and racked up eight shots on the goal. Anthony Cirelli scored the other goal for the Lightning in a losing effort. 

Can the Maple Leafs extend their win streak, or will the Lighting come out firing and get the job done?

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds

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Team Puck Line Total MoneyLine

TB Lightning

+1.5

-142

O 6.5

-118

-102

Toronto Maple Leafs

-1.5

+190

U 6.5

-102

-118
**Odds Courtesy of DraftKings**

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Match Details

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  • Fixture: Tampa Bay Lightning @ Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Date and Time: April 3, 2024, @ 7:10 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

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Maple Leafs vs. Lightning
43-22-9 Record 41-26-7
3.60 Goals Per Game 3.5
32.7 Shots Per Game 29.0
11.2 Shooting Percentage 11.9
24.4 Power Play Percentage 29.3
54.1 Faceoff Percentage 51.7
726 Penalty Minutes 821
3.1 Goals Against Per Game 3.30
29.9 Shots Against Per Game 29.40
.902 Save Percentage .896
77.6 Penalty Kill Percentage 82.9
5 Shutouts 4

Key Stats

Toronto Maple Leafs

 

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The Maple Leafs enter tonight’s game with a 6-3-1 record in their last ten games. Joseph Woll will be in the net tonight for Toronto. Woll has a record of 11-9-1 this year, is allowing 2.87 goals per game, and has a SV% of .910. Auston Matthews leads the team with 98 points, a Plus/Minus of 32, and 62 goals this season. William Nylander has a team-high 55 assists, while Max Domi has accumulated 97 penalty minutes.

Tampa Bay Lightning

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Tampa Bay is 8-1-1 in its last ten games and will have Andrei Vasilevskiy tonight at goalie. Vasilevskiy has a record of 28-17-2 this year, allowing 2.86 goals per game, and has a SV% of .900. Nikita Kucherov leads the team with 127 points, a Plus/Minus of 16, 62 goals, and 85 assists this season. Michael Eyssimont has a team-high 95 penalty minutes.

Game Prediction

The last time these two teams met was in early November and it took overtime to decide a winner. Toronto walked away with the win 6-5 and now is the rematch. Both teams are vying for a playoff spot, but the Lightning have a slight edge with Vasilevskiy in the net. Tampa Bay has also been hot lately, and despite losing on Monday, I am rolling with them tonight to get back to their winning ways.

Final Pick

Tampa Bay Lightning ML (-102)

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