The NHL regular season is over, it's time for the playoffs, which will give us a lot of interesting meetings, among them the duel between Toronto and Tampa Bay stands out. The seventh meeting of these teams will take place on May 15 at 02:00 Moscow time. Our portal offers you its forecast for the outcome of this meeting.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Wedge Leaves had a pretty good season, although there were some failures. Recently, Toronto has managed to improve the game, the leaders have started to throw a lot of pucks, and the defense is acting more reliably. So the team was able to hold three bright games, in which it won three victories, but there is not enough stability yet, because the score in the series is equal after six games.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Many important players lost the Lightning in the offseason, which significantly weakened the depth of the squad, and undermined reliability and safety margin. Nevertheless, the team had enough strength to take third place in the division and reach the playoffs. Here the teams do not look stable yet and alternate successful and unsuccessful segments. The Lightning need to win on the road in order to go further.
Statistics and figures
- The last match between these teams ended with a 4-3 victory for Tampa Bay.
- Tampa Bay has won just twice in its last five matches.
- Toronto has won three times in its last five meetings.
Tampa Bay looks to be the favorite in this meeting, which has a stronger and more played line-up, but Toronto will have the advantage of the home court, which it has already skillfully used before. Tampa Bay has been looking weak defensively lately, but it should still take the victory here.