Toronto Maple Leafs VS Calgary Flames ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
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PREVIEW & TIPS Toronto Maple Leafs VS Calgary Flames
A rather unequal duel comes to us right at the start of the week in the NHL, when the currently hard-to-beat Maple Leafs meet the recently unlucky Flames. They even had to swallow a 1: 7 clap in the Battle of Alberta against the Oilers on Saturday.
Thus, the favorites for this duel are clearly regulated. Auston Matthews is also in great shape at Toronto and has scored seven goals and five assists in the last four games.
Toronto Maple Leafs News
The Maple Leafs currently dominate the North Division of the NHL at will and are already six points ahead of the second-placed Oilers. On their upcoming opponent from Calgary there are already 13 points.
In addition, they lead the entire NHL in the goals scored per game (3.79) and in the majority game (37.5% success rate). Only on the defensive are they not represented in the top ten, even if they are also good here in eleventh (2.68 goals conceded per game).
This is exactly how we see their favorite status. The last two duels at the end of January went to Toronto with one goal difference each, but only one empty netter at the end and it’s quickly two goals difference.
Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen could ensure that this will happen again on Monday. It has been proclaimed a weak spot in Toronto several times in recent years, but not much of that to be seen this year.
With eleven wins, he is two ahead of all the other goalies in the league in this statistic and his goalscoring average is 2.69 better than in the previous three years. So there are a few reasons to head for a tip on Toronto at Leafs vs. Flames.
Calgary Flames News
The Flames stumble. After a really decent start to the season, they completely lost the thread in the last few weeks and conceded three bankruptcies in the last three games with a goal difference of 3:14.
Especially the three meager goals of their own should give them pause for thought, they are now only in 23rd place among all NHL teams with 2.56 goals per game. The offense has been her flagship in recent years.
If we look at their offensive production, it is noticeable that Calgary has a pretty even scoring, but especially its superstars are far below expectations.
Gaudreau and Monahan, Calgary’s top duo, which has consistently delivered in recent years, together have 29 scorer points – that is how much Toronto’s Auston Matthews can boast. With his partner Marner he got more than twice as many points.
It doesn’t help that much that they have raised their goalkeeping game to a better level with Jacob Markstrom. As top striker Gaudreau said so aptly in a recent interview: “Except for Markstrom, none of us has convinced this season so far.”
That will again be the reason why the Flames could concede their fourth defeat in a row on Monday.
Toronto Maple Leafs VS Calgary Flames Predictions
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