The Toronto Maple Leafs look much improved despite their 3rd period performances. This team is fun to watch. They have speed and goal scoring ability. They’ve averaged 3.6 goals a game in their first 5. Majority of the games they’ve played were on the road. The Leafs are better at home. In their only home game they won 4-1 against the Boston Bruins.

Tampa Bay is a very good team. They are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. They have a Toronto native on their team, his name is Steven Stamkos. Many thought he would come to Toronto to play for his hometown team, but, he decided to stay in Tampa. He has 5 points in 5 games  season.

In Tampa’s last 3 road games they are 2-1. They’ve averaged 3 goals while conceding 2.

The Maple Leafs have a good history against the Lightning. They’ve always played them close. They are 1-2 against them at the Air Canada Centre. One of the losses came in OT and the other was a 1 goal loss. In their last 3 at the ACC, Maple Leafs have averaged 3 goals while Tampa has averaged 2.6.
The Lightning are slightly favored. The obvious pick is Tampa, but, with the way the Maple Leafs are playing this game is up for grabs. The Maple Leafs are looking forward to playing at home after a brief road trip. I like them to get a win today at home.

Maple Leafs win 3-2 at home