Leafs and Devils
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to put a streak together tonight, while the Devils are seeking control of the Atlantic division. Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel each have 6 points in their last 4 games, while Nikolai Kulemin is showing signs of becoming a promising top two line player with 7 points in his last 5 affairs. He has arguably been the Leafs’ best player for the second half of the season.
Toronto hosts the Devils in this matchup. A win tonight would put the Leafs over 0.500 at home. They are currently 14-14-5 (28th in the league). The Devils are 12th in the league on the road (18-15-2). Toronto is 4-1-0 in their last five games and it seems with the new youth movement, things are looking positive. It’s possible that with their current club, they could have been in the mix for the 8th seed this season.
Who’s Hot? Devils:
Martin Skoula (D) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Mike Mottau (D) 4 pts in last 5 GP
Zach Parise (LW) 3 pts in last 2 GP
Patrik Elias (W/C) 3 pts in last 2 GP
David Clarkson (RW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Rob Niedermayer (W/C) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Martin Brodeur (G) 3-0-0, 1.67, .948 in last 3 GPI
Who’s Hot? Leafs:
Tyler Bozak (C) 6 pts in last 4 GP
Phil Kessel (RW) 6 pts in last 4 GP
Nikolai Kulemin (RW/LW) 7 pts in last 5 GP
Viktor Stalberg (LW) 5 pts in last 5 GP
Mikhail Grabovski (C) 5 pts in last 5 GP
Who’s Not? Devils:
Brian Rolston (C/W) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Jamie Langenbrunner (RW) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Jay Pandolfo (LW) 0 pts in last 3 GP
Yann Danis (G) 0-2-0, 3.14, .889 in last 3 GPI
Who’s Not? Leafs:
Jeff Finger (D) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Jean-Sebastien Giguere (G) 1-5-1, 3.38, .886 in last 7 GPI
Post your predictions on tonight’s game including what player will be most effective in the win for his team.
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