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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/2/2022

The Toronto Maple Leafs takes on the Philadelphia Flyers on 4/2/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers face off today. The Toronto Maple Leafs has a record of 43.0-19.0 this season. The Philadelphia Flyers is 21.0-35.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Toronto Maple Leafs Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.5 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force Toronto Maple Leafs into 2.8 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.68%, which is above average.

Opponents take 30.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Toronto Maple Leafs Team Offense Preview

They score 2.8 goals per game in even strength situations. They have an above average offense in 5v5 action. They score 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.7 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 30.0% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a pretty tough team on the power play.

They take 34.6 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and their shot quality is rather decent.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Philadelphia Flyers into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 75.39%, which is below average.

Opponents take 34.1 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Philadelphia Flyers Team Offense Preview




They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.4 goals per game in power play situations, the power play is a problem and they are among the worst when opponents are shorthanded. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 13.4% of their shots on the power play, which is pathetic.

They take 30.5 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are among the least efficient shooting teams in the NHL so far this season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

The Players to Watch for Toronto Maple Leafs

Morgan Rielly D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 9.0 this season. He has scored 8 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 47 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 55 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 4.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

T.J. Brodie D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 17.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 17 assists this season. This puts him at 21 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 7.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Auston Matthews C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 11.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 50 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 37 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 87 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 17.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The Philadelphia Flyers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia Flyers

Ivan Provorov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -12.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 15 assists this season. This puts him at 20 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Travis Sanheim D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 6.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 19 assists this season. This puts him at 25 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Rasmus Ristolainen D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -11.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 14 assists this season. This puts him at 16 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 2.2% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Philadelphia Flyers 3

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