Article posted on Friday 03 November
It is officially one month into the NHL season this Saturday, and the NHL has a slate of 13 games to please both fans and bettors. Between top Eastern Conference teams clashing to a big Central Division showdown and one all-Canadian contest, November 4 is a great day for hockey. Previewing the best games and bets to make on this Saturday’s batch of NHL games.
Philadelphia flies to Toronto to duke it out with the Maple Leafs on October 28's rendition of Hockey Night in Canada. The Leafs will look to rebound from an embarrassing 6-3 loss on Thursday when the puck drops at 7:00 PM EST, on Saturday night. The Flyers are coming off a loss of their own and will try to get back over .500 on Saturday. Look for a physical and high-scoring game between two teams that play each other hard.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs meet up for the first time this season in a Thursday night showdown in Canada’s biggest city. The Canes will try to slow down the Maple Leafs team when the puck drops at 7:00 PM EST, but Carolina does not have the offensive firepower to match the Leafs. It will take another stellar start against the Maple Leafs by Carolina’s goalie – Scott Darling – to pull off the upset on Thursday.
Two top teams clash on Monday Night, as the Los Angeles Kings head north of the border, to duke it out with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Kings swept the Maple Leafs last season but will be in for a tough game against the league’s top offence. Puck drops at 7:00 PM EST with the Leafs opening as the favourites.
It is the clash of Ontario on Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday at 7:00 PM EST, as the red-hot Maple Leafs head to Ottawa to face the Senators. With Erik Karlsson back for the Senators, Ottawa is ready to move up the standings and challenge the Leafs for the best Canadian team in the East. Do not expect the Leafs to go quiet, as Auston Matthews and the league’s top scoring team will look to hand the Senators their third consecutive loss on Saturday.
The Toronto Maple Leafs return home, for the second game in a back-to-back, where they welcome to town one of their biggest rivals, the Detroit Red Wings. The Toronto Maple Leafs dominated the Detroit Red Wings last season, but this Red Wings team will be looking to make a statement on Wednesday night when the puck drops at 7:30 PM EST.
After losing to the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs last season, the Toronto Maple Leafs look for some revenge as they travel to D.C to take on the Capitals Tuesday night at 7:00 PM EST. The Capitals have been successful against the Maple Leafs over the last few seasons, but the memories of last year’s playoffs could fuel the Leafs to an upset win over the Capitals.
The NHL’s most celebrated rivalry gets renewed on Saturday night, as the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will play for the first time this season. The puck drops in Montreal at 7:00 PM EST on Saturday. Will the Leafs finally end their struggles against the Canadiens, or will Montreal show Toronto they are still the best Canadian team in the Eastern Conference?
A clash of the undefeated is set for Wednesday night at 7:30 PM EST, as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the New Jersey Devils. Early in the season, both teams are firing on all cylinders, scoring 29 goals in just five games. Will the Devils come to town and spoil the fun in Toronto, or can the Maples Leafs get another win to stay atop the Eastern Conference?
Two Original Six franchises clash in Hog Town as the Chicago Blackhawks travel eastward to duke it out with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Each team has been lighting up the scoreboard to start the season, but someone will get their first loss. Will the Maples Leaf make a statement by beating one of the NHL’s elite franchises, or will the Blackhawks show the Leafs what a true contender looks like? Find out on Monday night at 7:00 PM EST