Maple Leafs vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Maple Leafs vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Toronto Maple Leafs take their home ice at Scotiabank Arena against the Florida Panthers for Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Tuesday, May 2, starting at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS. The Panthers are underdogs (+161) in this matchup against the Maple Leafs (-194).

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Maple Leafs (-194)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+161)
  • Over/under: 6.5

When is Maple Leafs vs. Panthers and when does it start?

This contest between the Maple Leafs and Panthers will go down on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Maple Leafs vs. Panthers

The Maple Leafs and Panthers will hit the ice at Scotiabank Arena for this matchup on May 2, and if you want to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS.

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Who Will Win Maple Leafs vs. Panthers?

Maple Leafs and Panthers Betting Trends

  • Toronto’s games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 6.5 goals 43 times.
  • Florida has combined with its opponent to score over 6.5 goals in 54 of 89 games this season.
  • The teams combine to score 6.9 goals per game, 0.4 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams surrender a combined six goals per game, 0.5 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Maple Leafs have been favored on the moneyline 70 times this season, and have finished 41-29 in those games.
  • The Panthers have been an underdog in 23 games this season, and won 11 (47.8%).

Maple Leafs Stats & Insights

  • The Maple Leafs’ 278 goals this season make them the ninth-best scoring team in the NHL.
  • The Maple Leafs are ranked seventh in NHL action for the fewest goals against this season, having allowed 220 total goals (2.7 per game).
  • The team has the league’s fifth-best goal differential at +58 this season.
  • The Maple Leafs convert 10.6% of their shots, ranking ninth in the NHL.
  • The Maple Leafs’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.7 hits and 14.8 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Maple Leafs have claimed 90.0% of the possible points with an 8-2-0 record.
  • They have averaged 3.9 goals per game (39 total) over that span.
  • On the defensive side, the Maple Leafs have allowed 27 goals (2.7 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers have the league’s sixth-best scoring offense (288 total goals, 3.5 per game).
  • The Panthers have allowed 3.3 goals per game, 272 total, which ranks 21st among league teams.
  • Their 16th-ranked goal differential is +16.
  • The Panthers are shooting 9.5% (22nd in the league).
  • The Panthers have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 21.4 hits and 13 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Panthers are 5-4-1 (70.0% of possible points).
  • They have averaged 3.5 goals per game (35 total) during that span.
  • Defensively, the Panthers have given up 34 goals (3.4 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Maple Leafs Key Players to Watch

  • Mitchell Marner has been a big player for Toronto this season, with 99 points in 80 games.
  • William Nylander is another leading option for Toronto with 87 points (1.1 per game), scoring 40 goals and adding 47 assists.
  • Ilya Samsonov has a record of 27-10-5. He has conceded 96 goals (2.3 goals against average) and recorded 1088 saves with a .919 save percentage (sixth-best in the league).

Panthers Key Players to Watch

  • Matthew Tkachuk is a leading scorer for Florida, with 109 points this season. He has put up 40 goals and 69 assists in 79 games.
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr.’s 78 points this season, including 23 goals and 55 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Florida.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a record of 24-20-3 in 50 games this season, conceding 145 goals (3.1 goals against average) with 1333 saves and a .902 save percentage, 26th in the league.

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Injuries

  • Maple Leafs: Matt Murray: Out (Head), Jake Muzzin: Out (Neck), Victor Mete: Out (Lower Body), Nicholas Robertson: Out (Shoulder), Bobby McMann: Out (Knee)
  • Panthers: Nick Cousins: Questionable (Upper Body), Patric Hornqvist: Out (Concussion), Ryan Lomberg: Out (Upper Body), Spencer Knight: Out (Personal Reasons)

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Pick Em

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Maple Leafs 4 – Panthers 3

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