Important stat for the game:
- Toronto has given up 92 goals so far this season, by far the most in the Eastern Conference (Atlanta is 2nd worst with 82 GA).
- The Penguins are averaging 5 goals a game in the past three games.
This one could be a rout. The key is totally starting fast. Put a little pressure on the Leafs by grabbing a quick goal early and their fickle and frustrated crowd will turn against them in a heartbeat. From there, the floodgates will open.
Official prediction: Jordan Staal's moving his legs really well and creating chances....I predict this will be the night he breaks through on the scoring sheet in a big way. He always seems to thrive in games IN Toronto (like his hat trick last season, also a Hockey Night in Canada event).