Red Wings vs Maple Leafs NHL Picks & NHL Predictions
We have Red Wings vs Maple Leafs NHL Picks & NHL Predictions for the game in Toronto this week.
Two of the sides that many expect to reach the playoffs at the end of the season will do battle this weekend in the NHL, as the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings.
But, which side will be celebrating after the final buzzer?
Detroit Red Wings Form
The Red Wings have begun the new NHL season in brilliant form by winning three of their four opening fixtures. The sole defeat during this run came against the Anaheim Ducks.
That defeat saw the Red Wings be the victim of their own downfall as they were leading heading into the third period. However, three straight goals from the Ducks condemned them to the defeat.
However, the Red Wings seem to have learned from that matchup as they gained a brilliant win last time out against the Montreal Canadiens in Canada.
Detroit got their noses in front in the first period, before sustaining their threat in the other two periods. They scored in all periods of the match and were well deserving of the win.
Tyler Bertuzzi, Luke Glendening, Darren Helm and Anthony Mantha all got on the scoresheet. While Jonathan Bernier made 35 saves for the Red Wings.
They come into this home match with anexpectancy that they can get the win.
Toronto Maple Leafs Form
Meanwhile, the expectancy at the beginning of the season was that the Toronto Maple Leafs might be about to sustain a strong push for the playoffs, which could ultimately see them win the Stanley Cup.
They have a long way to go judging by their recent performances and results. After starting the season well, they have lost their three matches.
Their performance levels were weak all three of these, and that was epitomised with a rout at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning in their recent outing.
Toronto were hammered 7-3 on their home ice. Austin Matthews, Andreas Johnsson and John Tavares got the goals for the Maple Leafs, but it was an embarrassing performance.
It was an uncharacteristic off-day for Frederik Andersen in the Leafs goal as he let in seven over 28 efforts.
Michael Hutchinson replaced him in the third period. There will need to be a response from the Leafs.
Red Wings vs Maple Leafs Head-to-Head
The Maple Leafs hold the advantage in the overall record between the sides. They have won on 28 occasions, compared to the 23 wins that the Red Wings has.
The Maple Leafs have won five times in overtime, while the Red Wings have won three times.
Toronto average 2.9 goals per game in this fixture, while Detroit average 2.8.
Detroit Red Wings Team News
The Red Wings will be without Jonathan Ericsson and Johan Franzen for the visit of Toronto. Meanwhile, Trevor Daley is a doubt.
Toronto Maple Leafs Team News
The Maple Leafs will be without Travis Dermott, Zach Hyman and Mason Marchment for the trip to Detroit.
Red Wings vs Maple Leafs NHL Picks
This should be an interesting fixture. The Maple Leafs will need to stop this slide that they are currently on, while the Red Wings are showing glimpses of their best.
It is tight, but the preference is for the Maple Leafs to end their dismal run.
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