Maple Leafs vs Islanders Predictions & NHL Wednesday Picks
The NHL rolls on this week as the Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to get back to winning ways on the road against the New York Islanders.
Both sides sit in second place in their respective divisions, but which team will get the win to edge their way closer to the top of the division?
Our Maple Leafs vs Islanders Predictions look at the best betting angles for the NHL Wednesday game.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have started the new season in great form to this point. They have lost just three times in regulation time, and have conceded the lowest number of goals of any side in the NHL.
They have however had trouble scoring as many as the leading-sides, as their total of 49 is the second-lowest in the division.
The Islanders come into this game after winning two of their last three, with their only defeat coming in overtime against the Penguins.
Their most recent outing was against the Panthers where they won 2-1. Matthew Barzal and Scott Mayfield scored the goals for them in that win, where their winning goal came in the final period.
Thomas Griess also had a good game in net for the Islanders, as he made 38 saves in the win. He will likely be busy again against the vibrant Leafs forward line.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs have struggled to find any kind of consistency in their game to this point, as they are yet to win at least three games on the bounce.
They have scored the most goals in the division, but have also conceded the second-highest amount. Their strengths really do lie in their forward players, but they will need to sort out their defensive issues fairly soon.
They come into this game after losing their last two against the Blackhawks and the Flyers. Their last win came against the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime.
Their defeat against the Blackhawks was the last time that they were on the ice, as they fell to a 5-4 defeat.
Chicago led 4-1 after the opening period before the Maple Leafs threatened to rally in the final period.
William Nylander scored a brace, while John Tavares and Andreas Johnsson were also on the scoresheet.
Maple Leafs vs Islanders Head-to-Head
The Maple Leafs hold the narrow advantage in the overall record between the sides having won on 25 occasions. The Islanders have won on 24 occasions, and six of these have come in overtime.
Toronto have won four times in a shootout. Toronto average 3.4 goals per game, while the Islanders average 3.3 goals per fixture.
New York Islanders Team News
New York will be without Andrew Ladd, Leo Komarov, Tom Kuhnhackl and Matt Martin for the visit of Toronto.
Toronto Maple Leafs Team News
Mitch Marner, Mason Marchment and Zach Hyman will all be missing for the trip to New York.
Maple Leafs vs Islanders Predictions
This is a game that could easily go either way. However, the recent form of the Islanders means that it could be a good night for them.
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