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Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 5/14/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds & Info

Game Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Saturday May 14, 2022, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amalie Arena Tampa, USA
Latest odds
TOR -125 ; O/U 6.5
TV Channel
TNT

The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday for Game 7 of their NHL Eastern Conference first-round best of seven series. Tampa Bay sent the series to a final Game 7 with a 4-3 overtime victory at home on Thursday. Brayden Point scored the winning goal for the Lightning in overtime. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves in goal for Tampa Bay.

Ondrej Palat and Ross Colton each have three goals to lead Tampa Bay during the postseason, while the leader in assists is Nikita Kucherov with six and Victor Hedman is second with five. Kucherov is the leader in points with eight and Hedman is second with seven. Andrei Vasilevskiy is 3-3 in the postseason with a goals against average of 3.37 and save percentage of ,895.

Toronto looks to move on to the second round of the NHL postseason with a victory at home on Saturday in Game 7. In Thursday's loss, Jack Campbell stopped 32 of the 36 shots he faced in goal for Toronto. John Tavares scored two goals for the Maple Leafs and Austin Matthews scored one. In a tight game, only 12 minutes of penalties were called with Toronto having eight minutes and Tampa Bay four minutes in the penalty box.

Auston Matthews is the leading goal scorer during the postseason for Toronto with four, while William Nylander and John Tavares each have scored three goals. Mitchell Marner is the leader in assists with five and Matthews is the points leader with eight while Marner is second with seven. Jack Campbell is 3-3 with a goals-against average of 3.33 and save percentage of .893.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 0-4 in its last 4 following a win
  • The OVER has cashed in 18 of the Lightning’s last 23
  • Toronto is 38-14 in its last 52 at home
  • The OVER has cashed 43 of the Maple Leafs last 66

Free NHL Pick:

Toronto Maple Leafs -125

This series will be won by Toronto with a victory on Saturday. The home team (TOR) has won five of the last seven between the two. Toronto has won 38 of his last 52 on its home ice. Tampa Bay has struggled as a dog, losing six of the last eight and the Lightning have lost 13 in the last 19 when playing against an opponent that has a winning record. Toronto’s Auston Matthews will show why he led the NHL in goal scoring with a pair of goals on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Maple Leafs win 5-3.

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