Two Eastern Conference rivals collide on Saturday night when the Flyers visit the Maple Leafs in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto sits in third place in the Atlantic while the Flyers have climbed into second place in the Metropolitan. These two teams do not like each other one bit, which is why this should be one of the more exciting games on the NHL schedule Saturday night as we back the Flyers on the road.
Flyers can pull into tie with Toronto
With a win on Saturday night, the Flyers can pull into a tie with the Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference standings. A win would also catapult the Flyers past the Lightning in the conference standings. Phill has won three straight and is 8-2 in their last 10 games played as they have climbed the standings since prior to the Olympic break. These two teams have not met since October, a 3-1 win for Toronto, and this is game two of three in the season series.
Toronto looking to string together some wins
Toronto comes into this game after a win over the Rangers on Wednesday in overtime. It snapped a three-game losing streak for the club. Now, the Leafs will try to string together some wins to keep teams at-bay in the standings. Toronto has not scored a power play goal in their last seven games, in which they have gone 3-2-2. During their previous 9-1-1 stretch, they recorded 11 power play goals. The Maple Leafs will need to score on the power play to beat the Flyers.
Oddsmakers from TopBet.eu have the host Maple Leafs as the favorites by 1.5 points on Saturday night over the Flyers. We like the Flyers chances much better than the Leafs chances tonight, which is why we will back Philly and the -105 money line with 10 percent of our bankroll in Canada.