Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Pick – October 19th

A bitter and historic competition is renewed night as the Boston Bruins head north to do battle with their old foes.
When these two teams face-off against one another, especially given their recent and controversial history, it is always special. The Bruins have of course knocked the Leafs also given the NHLs insistence on the format — it is a shot these teams match again this coming spring.
Both groups created off-season changes, and that Saturday night may be a bit more cordial than usual together with the Leafs getting rid of Nazem Kadri. The two squads have started the season well, though the Bruins have a points advantage at the moment, but Toronto is improved with regard to goals and Corsi.
Tonight, Toronto will be hard-pressed the centre after suffering a broken finger since John Tavares will miss the next two weeks. Anticipate Alexander Kerfoot to fill the emptiness in his absence. For the Bruins, theyll turn tonight, while centres David Krejci and Joakim Nordstrom will overlook. Its also worth noting that after enduring a challenging shot block in his 26, perennial Selke Trophy candidate Patrice Bergeron is expected to play.
Anticipate this matchup to develop a playoff-feel for it though its still October. Even though the Leafs enter this contest shorthanded, its time for them to demonstrate they can hang with the Bruins. Read on below the chances for a match file, Saturday evening and gambling prediction for this Original 6 conflict.
Boston Bruins (+106)
@ Toronto Maple Leafs (-117)
More than 6.5 (+106)
Under 6.5 (-115)
Amounts and their underlying results have been encouraging though outsiders might perceive that the Leafs to be scuffling and a mediocre side early in the year. Theyve been awful in front of backup goalie Michael Hutchison, but Frederik Andersen filling the pipes tonight — expect a Leafs group that is hungry and motivated because they seem to seek revenge on the Bruins for last springs playoff exit.
Toronto was strong this year at goal metrics and shots. The time within their zone has been minimized by their new-look protection, and has put together an emphasis on head-manning the puck into the Leafs enormous collection of rapid and skilled forwards. The Leafs team rate has given the Bruins fits — Toronto may and should exploit this, using lumbering defencemen at the lineup like Brandon Carlo and Zdeno Chara.
Past the speed benefit, the Leafs have typically fared nicely from the Bs on home ice. Having last change provides them control over who to fit against Bostons dominating top-line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, and Brad Marchand. The Leafs expect Jake Muzzin to be a big portion of the on Saturday evening, and also were leading in restricting them last April.
This remains a deadly and hungry Leafs group that is currently playing better than their record would indicate — despite being Zach Hyman, Tavares, also Travis Dermott. This evening boston too will need to endure injuries, and they do not have the depth at the centre position the Leafs do. Anticipate Toronto to deliver a massive season message contrary to their rivals, en route to a convincing victory on ice.

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