Many hockey fans guessed that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be at the top of the NHL standings this year, but the Toronto Maple Leafs have been a pleasant surprise in this shortened season. While not among the league’s best in terms of points, the Leafs have themselves solidly in playoff contention.
Both teams boast explosive offenses and disappointing goaltenders—this one has all the makings of a barn-burner. So, naturally, this is likely to end up a 2-1 game.
Let’s look at how it might go down.
All stats come from the official NHL stats center.