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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 4/6/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



TORONTO (20-13-0-4, 44 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (15-13-0-9, 39 pts.)
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Saturday, 4/6/2013 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
63TORONTO+110Ov 5.5,+120+110Ov 5,-125
64NEW JERSEY-130Un 5.5,-140-130Un 5,+105
TORONTO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games20-17-0+4.220-17+4.218-
Team Stats (Road Games)10-8-0+4.510-8+4.59-
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.53-2+0.52-33.628.62.631.0
TORONTO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)3711534413824101711.3%1302418.5%197
Team Stats (Road Games)18561623152145212.4%631422.2%94
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5184590214312.6%16425.0%31
Stats Against (All Games) 1052237424911778.9%1151613.9%173
Stats Against (Road Games) 4891819245458.8%631015.9%84
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13354121558.4%1317.7%19
TORONTO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JAMES REIMER (All Games)232166661191.7%013-8+6.313-8-0+613-6
JAMES REIMER (Road Games)101031629192.1%06-4+3.86-4-0+37-3
JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)4411210392.0%02-2-0.52-2-0-12-2
JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)1066100.0%00-000-0-000-0
JUSSI RYNNAS (Road Games)1066100.0%00-000-0-000-0
BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)181650045991.8%17-9-2.17-9-0-25-9
BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)9822120291.4%04-4+0.74-4-002-4
BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)431019291.1%01-2-1.41-2-0-11-2

NEW JERSEY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games15-22-0-10.615-22-10.615-162.428.02.724.5
Team Stats (Home Games)10-8-0-1.210-8-1.27-92.728.22.424.9
Last 5 Games0-5-0-5.20-5-5.21-21.830.03.023.2
NEW JERSEY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)37892134313410358.6%1322317.4%139
Team Stats (Home Games)1849171514335079.7%681319.1%78
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59153001506.0%12216.7%12
Stats Against (All Games) 10123294091090511.2%1302519.2%162
Stats Against (Home Games) 44141315234489.8%621117.7%69
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 154443211612.9%10220.0%24
NEW JERSEY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)202049044590.8%210-10-2.210-10-0-17-9
MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)111127725592.1%17-4+17-4-0+24-7
MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)441029189.2%10-4-4.20-4-0-41-2
JEFF FRAZEE (All Games)1033100.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)171739635188.6%05-12-8.45-12-0-88-7
JOHAN HEDBERG (Home Games)7715713988.5%03-4-2.23-4-0-23-2
JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)44918391.2%01-3-2.21-3-0-21-2
KEITH KINKAID (All Games)10131292.3%00-000-0-000-0
KEITH KINKAID (Home Games)10131292.3%00-000-0-000-0
KEITH KINKAID (Last 4 Games)10131292.3%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.1,  NEW JERSEY 3.09
TORONTO - Schedule
3/12/2013at WINNIPEG2-5L0, +105L5.5 unO
3/14/2013PITTSBURGH1-3L0, +120L6 ovU
3/16/2013WINNIPEG4-5L0, -140L5.5 evO
3/20/2013TAMPA BAY4-2W0, -145W6 evP
3/21/2013at BUFFALO4-5L0, -110L5.5 unO
3/23/2013BOSTON3-2W0, +125W5 ovP
3/25/2013at BOSTON2-3L0, +170L5.5 unU
3/26/2013FLORIDA3-2W0, -160W5.5 unU
3/28/2013CAROLINA6-3W0, -140W5.5 evO
3/30/2013at OTTAWA4-0W0, +110W5.5 unU
4/4/2013PHILADELPHIA3-5L0, -160L5.5 ovO
4/6/2013at NEW JERSEY 
4/8/2013NY RANGERS 
4/10/2013at NY RANGERS 
4/15/2013NEW JERSEY 
4/16/2013at WASHINGTON 

NEW JERSEY - Schedule
3/10/2013WINNIPEG3-2W0, -130W5.5 unU
3/13/2013PHILADELPHIA5-2W0, -115W5.5 unO
3/15/2013at PHILADELPHIA1-2L0, +140L5.5 unU
3/16/2013MONTREAL1-2L0, +120L5 ovU
3/19/2013NY RANGERS2-3L0, -120L5 unP
3/21/2013at CAROLINA4-1W0, +100W5 ovP
3/23/2013FLORIDA2-1W0, -200W5 ovU
3/25/2013at OTTAWA2-3L0, +120L5 unP
3/29/2013at TAMPA BAY4-5L0, +105L5.5 unO
3/30/2013at FLORIDA2-3L0, -110L5 ovP
4/1/2013NY ISLANDERS1-3L0, -115L5 ovU
4/4/2013at BOSTON0-1L0, +160L5 unU
4/7/2013at BUFFALO 
4/15/2013at TORONTO 

LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.

COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.

ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.

LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.

PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.

OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.


LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings, 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.

COACH: Peter DeBoer, 2nd season with Devils, 48-28-6; 5th overall, 151-135-42 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Bobby Butler, RW Krys Barch, LW Mathieu Darche (tryout).

LOST: LW Zach Parise, RW Petr Sykora, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk. With Parise playing for the Wild and the Devils' decision not to re-sign Sykora, Kovalchuk (37 goals) has to produce more to make up for the loss of 52 goals.

OUTLOOK: Despite losing Parise, their captain, the Devils return most of the players that came up two wins shy of a Stanley Cup. Martin Brodeur remains one of the league's top goaltenders at 40, and this veteran team has the potential to improve playing a second season under Peter DeBoer.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Maple Leafs-Devils Preview* ============================


Toronto (20-13-4) at New Jersey (15-13-9), 7:00 p.m. EDT

Joffrey Lupul has been a key contributor as the Toronto Maple Leafs have moved into position to end the NHL's longest postseason drought.

Now, it's uncertain when the left wing will be able to resume helping that playoff push.

Lupul will be unavailable Saturday night against the slumping New Jersey Devils as Toronto goes on the road trying to bounce back from its first regulation loss in nine games.

After going 13-11-1 with Lupul sidelined by a broken forearm, the Maple Leafs are 5-1-3 since his return - he missed two of those games due to suspension - to move into sixth place in the Eastern Conference. They haven't made a playoff appearance since 2004.

Lupul recorded his 14th point since returning with a first-period assist in Thursday's 5-3 loss to Philadelphia, but he left later in the period after possibly taking a hit to the head when he got sandwiched by Jay Rosehill and Adam Hall. Lupul did not practice Friday, and various reports have said he will not take the ice for this game.

"He's done a lot for us. He's a great player. I don't know how long he's out for but hopefully it's short," goaltender James Reimer said after the end of the Maple Leafs' season-best 5-0-3 run. "But if it's a couple games or a couple weeks, we've got to step up in here."

With Toronto (20-13-4) not picking up a veteran goaltender before Wednesday's trade deadline, the pressure in net falls on Reimer and backup Ben Scrivens.

Reimer tied a season high for goals allowed Thursday after going 3-0-1 with a 1.72 goals-against average in his previous four starts. He turned aside 28 shots in a 4-2 home victory over New Jersey on March 4 in the teams' only meeting this season.

Scrivens has yet to face the Devils.

There's a chance defenseman Ryan O'Byrne, acquired from Colorado on Wednesday, will be in front of one of them after not playing Thursday.

New Jersey (15-13-9), meanwhile, is trying to crack the top eight in the East after falling to ninth with Thursday's 1-0 defeat at Boston. It was the fifth straight loss for the defending conference champion.

"I'd be lying if I said we don't know where we are in the playoffs. But we're not thinking about it (every) game," defenseman Andy Greene said. "If we play 11 more games like this, I think we'll give ourselves the best chance to continue to play."

The Devils, who fired a season-high 40 shots Thursday, would boost their chances by improving their conference-worst 2.35 goal-scoring average.

Veteran forward Steve Sullivan might be able to help after being acquired from Phoenix on Wednesday for a seventh-round pick. Sullivan, who has five goals and 12 points in 33 games this season, could make his Devils debut after passing his physical Thursday.

The Maple Leafs have been getting plenty of offense from center Nazem Kadri, tied with Lupul with a team-best 14 points since March 16.

Kadri had a goal and set up another against the Devils last month. He also keyed Toronto's win in its most recent visit to New Jersey, scoring in the second period and the shootout of a 4-3 victory March 23 last year.

Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur could get his first look at the Leafs this season after missing the March 4 contest with a back injury. If he's in net, Brodeur will try to avoid losing six consecutive starts for the first time since Dec. 17-29, 2010.

Toronto has won two straight and three of four in New Jersey.

Last Updated: 4/23/2018 8:05:48 PM EST

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