The Carolina Hurricanes (9-8-3) and Toronto Maple Leafs (15-6-0) meet at the PNC Arena on Wednesday evening.
The Hurricanes had a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday afternoon, with both of the Hurricanes goals coming within eight seconds of each other in the opening 30 seconds of the game from Justin Williams and Micheal Ferland.
The Hurricanes are only averaging 2.60 Goals per Game, which puts them way down in 27th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they have allowed 2.90 Goals per Game, which leaves them 11th overall. On an individual basis, Michael Ferland is the Hurricanes leading goalscorer with 12 goals, while Sebastian Aho leads the way with 17 assists.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won their last four games, culminating in a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on home-ice at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday evening. That win against the Blue Jackets came after the Maple Leafs had trailed 2-0 at the end of the 1st Period, but fought back to win thanks to goals from Tyler Ennis, John Tavares and a double from Zach Hyman.
The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.52 Goals per Game to leave them 4th in the overall NHL standings, while defensively they are allowing 2.52 Goals per Game, which also leaves them an impressive 4th overall there.
In terms of individual performances, Tavares has 13 goals to his name, while Mitch Marner has 22 assists.
Any predictions for this game have to take into account that the Maple Leafs has won nine of their 10 games on the road this season. They are our tips on the Money Line odds to extend that run here.
Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs @ -114 (888sport)