Toronto Dominant On Road; New Jersey, Pittsburgh Continue To Struggle

Toronto Dominant On Road; New Jersey, Pittsburgh Continue To Struggle

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs are without Auston Matthews for over a month, they continue to win, and even more impressively on the road.

The Maple Leafs are 5-5-0 at home, however they are 9-1-0 on the road, and are 7-3-0 in their last ten games.

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Mitch Marner leads the team in points with 6 goals, and 20 assists, Morgan Reilly, and John Tavares have 25, and 23 points respectively as well.

Toronto will host Columbus tonight at 7 PM ET; Columbus is currently first in the Metropolitan Division, and is currently on a three game winning streak.

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New Jersey’s struggles are obvious.

The Devils can win games at home, however it appears to be impossible for them to win games on the road.

New Jersey is 6-1-2 at home, and are 2-8-0 on the road.

Even worse the Devils have gone 3-6-1 in the last ten games and have fallen to seventh in the Metropolitan Division.

For the Devils its simple, find a way to win games on the road.

New Jersey will host the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night at 7 PM ET.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have gone 2-7-1 in their last ten games, and now currently sit last in the Metropolitan Division.

Sidney Crosby has 8 goals, and 11 assists in 16 games played, Malkin has 7 goals, and 18 assists, and Phil Kessel has 9 goals, and 14 assists.

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Goaltending has been an issue for Pittsburgh with starter Matt Murray having a 4.08 goals against average, and a .877 save percentage in 11 games played.

Backup Casey DeSmith has performed better than Murray in his 11 games played, recording a 2.25 goals against average, and a .930 save percentage.

Special teams has not been the issue for the Penguins as Pittsburgh has the seventh power play in the league (25.4%), and are fifteenth in the league on the penalty kill (80.0%).

Pittsburgh will host the Buffalo Sabres tonight who are currently on a five game winning streak are third in the Atlantic Division.

 

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Featured: http://www.torontostar.ca

Casey DeSmith: http://www.937thefan.radio.com

Sidney Crosby: http://www.pensburgh.com

Matt Murray: http://www.sports.yahoo.com

Toronto: http://www.toronto.citynews.ca

Goal Celebration: http://www.NHL.com

Kinkaid: http://www.upi.com

New Jersey Devils: http://www.msgnetworks.com

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