[6:08 PM] Maple Leafs @ Islanders

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Maple Leafs (2-3-3)

@ New York Islanders (3-5-0)


Starting Goalies:

Jhonas Enroth(TOR): Confirmed

Jaroslav Halak(NYI): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

Toronto Maple Leafs: (+140)

New York Islanders: (-160)


The New York Islanders are sitting at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division but have a chance to make up ground when they kick off a five-game homestand against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night. New York is coming off a rugged back-to-back with losses to red-hot Montreal and reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh.

Toronto came away with a pair of positives Saturday. The top power-play unit of No. 1 overall pick Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Nazem Kadri connected for the fifth time in six games and offseason acquisition Frederik Andersen permitted two goals for the second game in a row after allowing 22 tallies in his first five starts.

Hamonic’s tally Thursday marked the fourth straight game in which a defenseman has scored for New York and gave the team eight goals from its blue line corps. The problem for the Islanders is a lack of production from their forwards, aside from captain John Tavares (four goals).

New York has converted on only 3 of 23 power-play chances.

The Maple Leafs have scored six power-play goals in the last six games.

Tavares has 12 goals and 25 points in 23 contests against Toronto.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Islanders

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick