Maple Leafs at Devils 1/10/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Jim |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:05 AM ET

The Maple Leafs have been able to play some great hockey on the season, but what is really impressive is how dominate the Leafs have been playing and that is what could help make a difference for the Maple Leafs in the game here as they have been playing great without any major standout type of star on the roster.

What could spell disaster for the Maple Leafs coming into this game and could be seen as a major issue is the fact the Maple Leafs are now going to be relying on a 3rd string goalie. The original starter Andersen was just placed on injured reserve, but also the backup is hurt as well. The Devils are a team that have been struggling a lot on the year so far and that is going to be a major issue for the Devils. The good news is the Devils are not battling injuries like the Maple Leafs are here and that is going to allow the Devils to have a good chance of picking up a win in this game here.

What else will help the Devils out is the fact that Taylor Hall has been playing at the top of his game lately and that will definitely help the Devils in getting some strength on the year. Hall has been able to get 37 points total for the Devils with 11 goals and 26 assist.

The Maple Leafs are the favored team here, but I do not see them pulling out a win as the Devils are a healthy team and the Maple Leafs have to rely on an unproven goalie who has not played a lot on the year. The change of the goalie is going to make the difference in this game as the Maple Leafs struggle to protect the net. Final Score Prediction, New Jersey Devils win 4-1.

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