Toronto vs NY Islanders Predictions

Toronto vs NY Islanders NHL
Toronto vs NY Islanders NHL

The New York Islanders make the trip to Toronto with both teams fighting for their playoff lives in the difficult Eastern Conference.

Predictions

The New York Islanders entered the season thinking a playoff spot was almost a guarantee, but in mid-March it is anything but as they battle for a Wild Card spot. While New York’s defense has been up for the task, their offense has struggled at times and they will need to find some firepower if they have any chance of defeating the Maple Leafs.

Toronto has been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league this season, losing games they should win while beating the top teams in the NHL. They are in a battle with Florida for third spot in the Atlantic Division and will be devastated if they don’t sneak into the playoffs. A win on Thursday evening is a must for them.

We should be in for a real close contest between two sides who are desperate for all the points they can muster late in the season. Toronto should be able to walk away with the two points after this one though.

Take Toronto to earn a big victory in front of their home fans.

Score Prediction: NY Islanders 3-5 Toronto

Betting Tips

New York doesn’t play too many high scoring games, but they will have to on Thursday against one of the league’s most powerful offenses. We should be in for a real treat when these two sides lock horns. Go with the over on your favourite sports betting sites.

Over

The Maple Leafs can be wildly unpredictable, but this is a game they know they need to win. It might be closer than most anticipate, but one of the top free picks of the week is Toronto to defeat the Islanders.

Toronto Maple Leafs to win

Statistics

Head to Head

This will be the third and final meeting between these two sides this season. Each team has won one game in their home building so far this year.

Stats

  • The Maple Leafs have won five of their last six games against the Islanders at Scotiabank Arena.
  • Two of the last 10 meetings between these two clubs has gone to overtime or a shootout.
  • Only two teams in the entire NHL have scored more goals than the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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