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Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/17/2021 NHL Predictions, Previews and Hockey Spread
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Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/17/2021 – An encore is about to ensue on Wednesday night as the Ottawa Senators take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second time in a row in Ontario. The wild encounter on Monday resulted in a 6-5 OT finish in favor of the visitors, who came back from four goals down to pulling off the dramatic ending in the extended period. The hosts will seek to stave off another upset starting 07:00 PM Eastern Time at the Scotiabank Arena where they will be entering as massive favorites at -300 according to the NHL Betting Odds. The match will be available live on TSN4 with streaming on NHL.TV.
Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/17/2021
When: Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs 02/17/2021 Betting Odds:
The win on Monday served the Ottawa Senators their first back-to-back wins of the season, and it did not come against a struggling team – it came at the expense of the team with the best record in the league right now. Ottawa caught Toronto off guard late in the game, and they surely took advantage of it. The Maple Leafs were well ahead late in the second, 5-1, but in a sudden twist of fate, the Senators unleashed an avalanche to send the game into overtime care of Evgenii Dadonov, who also scored the eventual game-winner in OT. Coach D.J. Smith was beaming with pride after the Senators came back from a four or more goal deficit for the first time in franchise history. It was certainly a reason to celebrate, but the Senators must come out on Wednesday with intentions to prove that their last win was no fluke.
Players to watch: B. Tkachuk LW (G 4, A 6, PTS 10), J. Norris C (G 3, A 6, PTS 9), T. Chabot D (G 3, A 6, PTS 9).
Toronto Maple Leafs
Squandering a huge lead and allowing the team with the worst record in the league to pull off an upset was a bitter pill to swallow for the Maple Leafs. The loss was an absolute stunner, given that Toronto has the best record so far in the NHL. Auston Matthews, who has at least one point in his past 13 games, said that there is no one to blame for their meltdown but themselves. Coach Sheldon Keefe followed up and claimed that his team simply “gave the game” to their visitors. It was one of those nights where one of the top contenders is caught napping by an underdog, but such upset should not be something that is able to significantly dent the Maple Leafs’ trust within the team. The team is bracing for a resounding bounce back; hence, it will not be surprising to see them go on full-aggressive mode right as the puck drops on Wednesday.
Players to watch: M. Marner C G 7 A 16 PTS 23, A. Matthews C G 13 A 7 PTS 20, J. Tavares C G 5 A 10 PTS 15
Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Senators vs Maple Leafs Betting Picks
The Maple Leafs are not to be denied this time. The best team in the NHL will not disappoint the odds set by sportsbooks for Wednesday’s match after a shocker of a loss on Monday. There is no way the Senators are going to pull the rug from under the Maple Leafs for two consecutive games. If there is something that the home team should learn from last game’s collapse, it is the mistake that had them succumb to complacency. One is enough. Expect a blowout win for Toronto this time around.
Score Prediction: Senators 1, Maple Leafs 5.