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Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 5/2/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds & Info

Game Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date & Time Monday May 2, 2022, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Scotiabank Arena Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada
Latest odds
TOR -125 ; O/U 6.5
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the first round of the playoffs Monday night in Toronto, ON against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tampa Bay finished the regular season 51-23-8 overall and come into the playoffs after winning four of the last five games played including a 6-4 win over the New York Islanders in their last game of the season. Andrei Vasilevsky struggled against New York allowing four goals on 37 shots but held on late to secure the two goal victory.

Steven Stamkos led the way for the Tampa Bay offense posting a hat trick on seven shots in just over 18.5 minutes on the ice. Ryan McDonagh added one goal and one assist, while two other Tampa Bay players found the net as well.

The Toronto Maple Leafs come into the postseason running hot finishing the regular year on a 3 game win streak After a victory over the Boston Bruins. Erik Kalgreen carried the load for Toronto posting a .923 save percentage after allowing only two goals on 26 shots in just under 60 minutes of game time.

Offensively this season Toronto has been dominant aaveraging 3.8 goals per game on 34.6 shots as a team. Auston Matthews Leaves the Toronto offense with 106 points this season to go along with a team high 60 goals on 348 shots. Mitchell Marner Has been the top setup man for Toronto all season with 62 assists.

Recent Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto.
  • Toronto are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games against Tampa Bay.

Free NHL Pick:

Toronto Maple Leafs -125

Both teams had a good season this year, but Toronto will look to control game one of this series on their home ice. Look for Toronto to use the better offense backed by their home crowd to take a one game series lead. Look for Toronto to do enough Monday night to open the playoffs with the win. Final Score Prediction, Toronto wins 3-1.

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