[7:00 PM] Flyers @ Maple Leafs

Who will WIN this matchup?

Philadelphia Flyers (6-6-2)

@ Toronto Maple Leafs (5-5-3)


Starting Goalies:

Steve Mason (PHI): Confirmed

Frederik Andersen (TOR): Confirmed


Current odds:

Philadelphia Flyers: (+100)

Toronto Maple Leafs: (-110)


Five of the NHL’s top rookies will be on display Friday when the visiting Philadelphia Flyers look to snap a two-game losing skid against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Top overall pick Auston Matthews and fellow Toronto centers William Nylander and Mitch Marner have combined for 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) while Philadelphia center Travis Konecny and defenseman Ivan Provorov have chipped in 15 (three goals, 12 assists).

The Maple Leafs only saw their opponent’s shots go in on Tuesday, as the team’s season-best three-game winning streak came to a thud with a 7-0 shellacking by Los Angeles. Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux scored for the second straight game in Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit, and the Ontario native has collected 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) in 25 career encounters with Toronto.

Frederik Andersen has faced 141 shots on goal in his last four games and looks to remain perfect versus Philadelphia, against which he owns a 4-0-0 career mark with a 2.64 goals-against average.

Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol’s line juggling on Thursday saw C Nick Cousins shuffled to the third line while LW Matt Read dropped from the first to the fourth line.

Toronto is a perfect 14-for-14 on the penalty kill in its last five contests


StreakSmarts Pick: Philadelphia Flyers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick