Seattle Kraken at Toronto Maple Leafs 3/8/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/07/2022 at 10:59 PM ET

The Seattle Kraken look to snap a two-game losing streak when visiting the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Seattle is last in the Pacific Division at 17-36-5 with 39 points and well out of playoff contention. Seattle was defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Sunday. The Kraken have lost two straight and nine of the last 10.

Jared McCann is leading Seattle in goals scored with 21 and points with 33, while Yanni Gourde is the leader in assists with 20. In goal, Philipp Grubauer is 12-24-5 with a goals-against average of 3.17, save percentage of .888 and one shutout. Seattle is scoring an average of 2.53 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.55 goals per game. Seattle's power play scores 15.2% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 75.0% of the time.

Toronto concludes a back-to-back on Tuesday when hosting Seattle after playing on the road Monday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Toronto is third in the Atlantic division at 25-16-4 with 74 points and six points behind the first place Tampa Bay Lightning. Toronto was defeated by the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night 6-4 and the Maple Leafs have lost two straight.

Auston Matthews is the leading goal scorer for Toronto with 39 and the leader in points with 70, while Morgan Rielly is the leader in assists with 39. In goal, Jack Campbell is 23-9-4 with a goals-against average of 2.62, save percentage of .914 and four shutouts. Toronto is scoring an average of 3.64 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.95 goals per game. Toronto’s power play scores 29.3% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 83.8% of the time.

Seattle is struggling as the Kraken have lost two straight and nine out of the last 10. Toronto has won 17 of its last 23 on their home ice. Seattle is allowing an average of 3.55 goals per game which is 28th and the Kraken are 28th in penalty-kill percentage, while Toronto is first in the NHL on the power play, scoring 29.3% of the time with the man advantage, which makes the play here OVER. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win but our best play is OVER 6-1.

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