The Maple Leafs Are Looking To Get EvenTheDuck
This should be a great game because of the necessity that Toronto has of beating the Jets. Earlier this season the Maple Leafs lost in overtime against Winnipeg 5 to 4. Given how close these two are in their current standings, Toronto is just a few games ahead they need to not only even up the series but keep winning because the Jets could get close enough as to affect the Maple Leafs chances for the playoffs.
Winnipeg has had one of their best season´s of their young franchise life, they look to capitalize on the below .500 teams they have left but will really need to skate hard against teams like Toronto. I really do think that they will play the Maple Leafs man to man, they will look to match their line changes to have the same speed on the ice. On the defensive side of the ice I see this Jets team playing a little more open, from the faceoff lines in to make sure their goalie has the best view possible.
Toronto comes into this game having not had the best month of the season, they need to get their momentum back and a win in a game like this would certainly help with that. I really see this Toronto team being more aggressive on offence, to the point where they will move their centers a little high paced the blue line to help with rebounds, they have a defense that is fast and experienced. Look for this team to really push the pace of the game to keep the Jets moving and tier them out.
Pick: I like the Maple Leafs in this game because of the need to build their momentum. They know that they are playoff bound but they need to pick things up if they want to make a deep run. Toronto is -135 for this game.