Maple Leafs vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Maple Leafs vs. Panthers NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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The Toronto Maple Leafs take the ice for Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round against the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Arena on Friday, May 12, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on TNT, CBC, SportsNet, and TVAS. The Panthers are up 3-1. Oddsmakers give the Maple Leafs -182 odds on the moneyline in this decisive game against the Panthers (+153).

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Odds

  • Favorite: Maple Leafs (-182)
  • Underdog: Panthers (+153)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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

This contest between the Maple Leafs and Panthers is set to start on Friday, May 12, 2023. Be ready 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 12, and if you’d like 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

  • Toronto’s 92 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6.5 goals 43 times.
  • Florida has played 54 games this season with over 6.5 goals.
  • These teams average a combined 6.9 goals per game, 0.4 more than this match’s total.
  • These two teams allow a combined six goals per game, 0.5 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Maple Leafs have been a moneyline favorite 74 times this season, and have finished 42-32 in those games.
  • The Panthers have won 14, or 51.9%, of the 27 games they have played while the underdog this season.

Maple Leafs Stats & Insights

  • The Maple Leafs’ 278 goals this season make them the ninth-best scoring team in the NHL.
  • On defense, the Maple Leafs have been one of the best units in league competition, allowing 220 goals to rank seventh.
  • With a +58 goal differential, they’re ranked fifth-best in the NHL.
  • The Maple Leafs have a 10.6% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking ninth in the NHL.
  • The Maple Leafs’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.7 hits and 14.8 blocked shots per game.
  • In the past 10 contests, the Maple Leafs have earned 70.0% of the possible points with a 5-4-1 record.
  • They have averaged 3.1 goals per game (31 total) during that span.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Maple Leafs have allowed 3.1 goals per game (31 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 16th-ranked goal differential is +16.
  • The 9.5% shooting percentage the Panthers have amassed ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Panthers have not had a shutout win yet this season.
  • In their past 10 games, the Panthers have gone 7-3-0 to earn 85.0% of the possible points.
  • They have scored 36 goals over that time.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Panthers have allowed 31 goals (3.1 per game) over those 10 matchups.

Maple Leafs Key Players to Watch

  • Mitchell Marner is one of Toronto’s leading contributors with 99 points. He has 30 goals and 69 assists this season.
  • William Nylander has 87 points (1.1 per game), scoring 40 goals and adding 47 assists.
  • Ilya Samsonov has a record of 27-10-5. He has allowed 96 goals (2.33 goals against average) and recorded 1088 saves.

Panthers Key Players to Watch

  • Matthew Tkachuk has totaled 40 goals (0.5 per game) and dished out 69 assists (0.9 per game), averaging 4.1 shots per game and shooting 12.3%. That makes him among the leaders for Florida with 109 total points (1.4 per game).
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr. is a top contributor for Florida, with 78 total points this season. He has scored 23 goals and provided 55 assists in 68 games.
  • Sergei Bobrovsky has a 24-20-3 record this season, with a .902 save percentage (26th in the league). In 50 games, he has 1333 saves, and has conceded 145 goals (3.1 goals against average).

Maple Leafs vs. Panthers Injuries

  • Maple Leafs: Jake Muzzin: Out (Neck), Ilya Samsonov: Out (Upper Body), Victor Mete: Out (Lower Body), David Kampf: Questionable (Head), Nicholas Robertson: Out (Shoulder), Matthew Knies: Out (Concussion), 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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