Maple Leafs vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 2: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Maple Leafs vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 2: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers take the ice Thursday for Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Scotiabank Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on TNT, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS. The Panthers are ahead 1-0 in the series. The Maple Leafs are the favorite, with -212 odds on the moneyline, in this matchup against the Panthers, who have +175 moneyline odds.

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Maple Leafs (-212)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+175)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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

This contest between the Maple Leafs and Panthers will happen on Thursday, May 4, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Maple Leafs vs. Panthers

The Maple Leafs and Panthers will take to the ice at Scotiabank Arena for this matchup on May 4, and if you want to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

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

Who Will Win Maple Leafs vs. Panthers?

Maple Leafs and Panthers Betting Trends

  • In 43 games this season, Toronto and its opponent have combined for more than 6.5 goals.
  • Florida has played 54 games this season that ended with more than 6.5 goals.
  • These two teams rack up a combined 6.9 goals per game, 0.4 more than this match’s total.
  • These two teams give up a combined six goals per game, 0.5 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Maple Leafs have a 41-30 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Panthers have won 12, or 50.0%, of the 24 games they have played as an underdog this season.

Maple Leafs Stats & Insights

  • The Maple Leafs offense’s 278 total goals (3.4 per game) are ranked ninth in the NHL this year.
  • The Maple Leafs are ranked seventh in league action for the fewest goals against this season, having given up 220 total goals (2.7 per game).
  • With a +58 goal differential, they’re ranked fifth-best in the NHL.
  • The Maple Leafs shoot 10.6% as a team, ranked ninth-best in the league.
  • The Maple Leafs average 21.7 hits and 14.8 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Maple Leafs are 7-3-0 to earn 85.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 3.4 goals per game (34 total) during that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Maple Leafs have allowed three goals per game (30 total) over those 10 outings.

Panthers Stats & Insights

  • The Panthers have scored the sixth-most goals (288 goals, 3.5 per game) in the league.
  • The Panthers have allowed 272 total goals (3.3 per game) to rank 21st.
  • Their +16 goal differential ranks 16th in the league.
  • The 9.5% shooting percentage the Panthers have amassed ranks 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.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Panthers have claimed 70.0% of the possible points with a 5-4-1 record.
  • They are scoring at a 3.5 goals-per-game average (35 total) during that span.
  • On the defensive side, the Panthers have allowed 34 goals (3.4 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Maple Leafs Key Players to Watch

  • Mitchell Marner has been a major player for Toronto this season, with 99 points in 80 games.
  • Through 82 games, William Nylander has 40 goals and 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 top offensive contributor for his team with 109 points (1.4 per game). He has scored 40 goals and 69 assists in 79 games (playing 20:26 per game).
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. is pivotal for Florida’s attack with 78 total points (1.1 per game), including 23 goals and 55 assists through 68 games.
  • Florida’s Sergei Bobrovsky is 24-20-3 this season, compiling 1333 saves and giving up 145 goals (3.1 goals against average) with 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: Patric Hornqvist: Out (Concussion), Ryan Lomberg: Out (Upper Body), Spencer Knight: Out (Personal Reasons)

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Panthers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Maple Leafs 4 – Panthers 3

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