winnipeg jets vs toronto maple leafs predictions and preview

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NHL winnipeg jets vs toronto maple leafs predictions and preview


 

 

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The Toronto Maple Leafs come into this road contest with an overall record of 17-6-1. Through 24 games the Maple Leafs are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 74 times, good for a rank of 10th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Toronto is the 3rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.17 goals per game. So far, the Maple Leafs have a strength of schedule rating of 28th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th ranked team in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Toronto Maple Leafs with an overall record of 11-8-4. This mark places them 3rd in the Central division. Through 23 games, the Jets have scored 68 goals, an average of 2.91 per contest. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.74 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 15th in the NHL.

 

 

Toronto Looks To Keep Things Rolling

Coming into this game, the Toronto Maple Leaf’s leader in points is John Tavares. In his team’s 24 games, he has come up with 11 goals and 14 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 14.7%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +6. The team’s overall goal scorer is Auston Matthews. Of his 13 goals, 31.0% have come during power playtime. Toronto's top goalie is Jack Campbell who is giving up an average of 1.72 goals per game. In his 19 games played, he has turned in 15 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off a road win over the Colorado Avalanche by the score of 8-3. In the game, the team needed 41 shots to reach their scoring output. The Maple Leafs managed to score 8 times, despite not converting on any of their 2 power-play chances. Defensively, they did a good job avoiding penalty time, giving the Avalanche just 4 power-play chances.

 

Winnipeg Is Coming Off An Eight Goal Performance

Through 23 games, the Winnipeg Jets’ goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 25 points. He has reached his mark of 14 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. So far, 7% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Pierre-Luc Dubois who has 9 assists to go along with his 11 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +6. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck who is giving up an average of 2.68 goals per game. In his 18 games played, he has turned in 12 quality starts. Giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

 

 

 

The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a road win over the New Jersey Devils by the score of 8-4. In the game, the team needed 40 shots to reach their scoring output. One of these goals comes as the result of power play time. Overall the Jets had 4 power-play chances, giving them a conversion rate of 25%. Defensively, they did a good job avoiding penalty time, giving New Jersey just 2 power-play chances.





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