Leafs look to prey on Predators

The Leafs enter Tuesday night’s matchup against the Nashville Predators as one of the NHL’s hottest teams, having collected 16 of a possible 20 points over their last ten games. Their 8-2-0 record over those ten games matches the Carolina Hurricanes and Vegas Golden Knights for second-best in the league, behind the *checks notes* 8-1-1 Nashville Predators?!
Yes, Nashville is on a tear but then again so are the Leafs, which should make tonight’s matchup an intense one. In each of their last ten games, here are how the stats for these two teams match up:
Metric
Toronto
Nashville
Goals For
31
31
Goals Against
23
22
Powerplay %
32.0%
26.9%
Penalty Kill %
88.5%
81.6%
Shooting %
9.2%
12.2%
Save %
92.7%
93.0%
PDO
101.9%
105.2%
Nashville is definitely riding a bit of luck right now based on a very high shooting percentage. These sorts of things happen throughout a season and the Leafs just need to hope the Predators come down to Earth just in time for their matchup. Jack Campbell may be exactly what’s required to put a stop to that.
Opposition players to watch would be Matt Duchene and Roman Josi. During this ten-game streak, Duchene is third in league scoring with 15 points with Josi not far behind in ninth …

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Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation

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