Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Pick – December 14
since two games are around the board throughout saturday the nhl has a hectic day of action. one of these matchups will be a struggle between the toronto maple leafs and the edmonton oilers. both teams boast. the puck will drop on december 14 at about 7:00 pm eastern time to this game. the maple leafs have experienced a small slow beginning to the season, but have picked it up a bit under their head coach, sheldon keefe. toronto is sitting in place of the atlantic division. the maple leafs are two points. toronto will appear to add a second one against the oilers and has won just two of their three. edmonton has long had a strong start to this season, sitting in 2nd position of the pacific division. the oilers are tied together with the calgary flames and just two things behind the arizona coyotes. edmonton has lost six of their last eight and three games in a row, but may seem to get back on course with a win at home on saturday night. the oilers have had the start but have struggled as of late. toronto is looking to go on a bit of a roster to get into playoff place. these two teams are still appropriate in the talk this season, which ought to lead to the two teams using a fantastic matchup on saturday night. the oilers and the maple leafs met throughout season. the game has been hosted by toronto. while andreas johnsson scored two for the maple leafs, mitch marner had a strong night scoring a goal and adding two assists. frederick andersen stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced to assist toronto make a win. where the oilers were able to allow it to be aggressive this moment, the next game of the season series shifted to edmonton. john tavares had a goal and 2 assists to help the maple leafs jump out to a 3-0 lead early in the third. connor mcdavid along with leon draisaitl both had two assists although edmonton surged in the third party, but ultimately fell short. toronto ended with a 3-2 win. the oilers have lost six games in a row against the maple leafs over the past few seasons. toronto has struggled somewhat this year, which provides a chance to edmonton. the oilers will seem to get their offense going first to try and find a direct, so they do not need to try, and play catch up on this toronto team. the maple leafs special teams are nothing special this season. torontos power play has been able to capitalize on 18 in the 91 opportunities this year, which can be a 19.8 percent success rate. the maple leafs penalty kill has not been any greater, permitting 23 targets on 101 opportunities for a 77.2 percent kill rate on the season. edmontons power play has been dangerous throughout this year. 32 power play goals have been scored by the oilers on 100 chances, and it can be a 32 percent. the penalty kill of edmonton was performing well also. the oilers have held opposing teams to 16 targets on 105 power play opportunities, which will be an 84.8 percent penalty kill. the oilers have a wonderful advantage in this one when it comes to teams in this . edmontons power play is going to have lot of solid opportunities to get going against the maple leafs fighting punishment kill. the power play of toronto hasnt been consistent , which will not have any help from the penalty kill, but and it has also become strong. i anticipate frederick andersen to get the nod at the crease to get toronto. andersen has made a record of this season. hes got a save percentage of .918 and a 2.54 gaa through these matches. andersens last start was against the calgary flames, in which he stopped 20 of the 24 shots he faced in a reduction. the oilers are estimated to have mikko koskinen begin in net at saturdays matchup. koskinen has gone 11-4-2 throughout his 16 starts this year. he has put up a .914 save percentage along with a gaa of 2.72. koskinen start was against the carolina hurricanes, at which he allowed 6 goals for edmonton on 32 shots in a losing campaign. the maple leafs have a slight edge in this with andersen starting in net. andersens numbers have been a bit better in comparison however, both goalies are currently coming from demonstrations in their last start. they will both seem to bounce back in this one. koskinen has had a few days of rest and now he will look to utilize it. the oilers have dropped six but i believe that they will end this streak on saturday. edmonton has appeared this season, but have hit a small wall because of late. the oilers match up well with the maple leafs. edmonton will look for koskinen to measure up to help lead them. betonline ag has toronto. this implies that the maple leafs will win this match around 55.6% of the moment. i think this sport should be closer to even with it being at edmonton. the oilers have fought their past few games, but still have the record on the season. i think that edmonton has got a good opportunity to choose this one, if draisaitl and mcdavid could continue their dominance.