Yes, the Leafs are unbeaten at 2-0 while the Penguins are 1-2. The Leafs will get a huge reality check on Wednesday and gamblers at Sbg Global who make an NHL bet are siding with the Penguins.
The Leafs won their two home games last week to start the seasons and that is a huge improvement from last year when they lost eight straight to start the season. Winning at Pittsburgh won’t be easy but at least the Leafs have confidence.
Turning Over a New Leaf – The Maple Leafs have gotten good balance up front from Phil Kessel, Tim Brent and Clarke MacArthur. Each player has two goals this season. The Leafs have killed off all seven of their penalties and that is a huge improvement from last year when they were the worst team in the league in penalty killing. The Leafs have not started with three straight wins since 1999-2000.
Penguins Looking for First Home Win – The Penguins lost their first two home games by identical 3-2 scores. They got their first win of the season on the road at New Jersey on Monday. It was a good win but New Jersey only dressed 15 players and Pittsburgh still only won 3-1. Sidney Crosby has not scored yet this season but he has scored six goals in four games in the Penguins last four against the Leafs so there is a good chance he gets his first goal of the season on Wednesday.
Game Trends – The Maple Leafs are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. the Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 6-20 in their last 26 road games. The Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Penguins are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games. Trends for the total have The Under at 7-3 in the Maple Leafs last 10 road games. The Under is 11-5 in NHL wagering online in the Maple Leafs last 16 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Penguins last 5 home games. The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between the two teams in Pittsburgh and overall, the Over is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings.