(NHL) Calgary vs. Toronto, 12/09/2014 2:30 PM, Score: 1 - 4
Money Line: -137.00 Toronto (Home)
Result: Win
This is an 8* play on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The surging Flames hit a bump in the road Saturday as they fell 3-2 against the Sharks, ending a four game winning streak. They're now opening a four game road trip, starting in Toronto where they will take on the Maple Leafs.

Toronto will play its fifth consecutive home game, winning three of the previous four. They've done so by showing great efficiency on the power play, with five of their 19 goals coming on the man advantage converting on more than 30% of their opportunities.

The Flames are leading the NHL with 1.4 third period goals and have relied on late rallies to pick up the points. I doubt they'll be able to come back and win here if they find themselves trailing though. Fact is, the Maple Leafs are undefeated if they're entering the third period with the lead.

Calgary has lost 10 of the last 13 meetings in Toronto, and will turn to Jonas Hiller to tend the net tonight. He's lost four career starts against Toronto behind a 4.84 GAA.

Take TOR.


Jesse Schule