Minnesota Wild (18-17-3) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (26-11-2) Live from NBA basketball on Thursday, January 3 at 2:00 pm (EST). The Minnesota Wild hits the road on Thursday to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a bitter taste in their mouth after seeing their third set of victories in five wins of the season stunned by an apathetic performance. After being discarded for the second time in 2018-19, the Maple Leafs plan to return to the track on Thursday afternoon when they host the Minnesota Wild.
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The Toronto squad scored at least one point in 10 of the 12 outs (8-2-2) before giving a player a 4-0 defeat on Saturday against the New York Islanders. “It shows how good you have to every night to successful,” said John Tavares, six-time All-Star striker, according to TSN. “With all the talent we have and the depth we have, we have to go out and execute our game plan with the identity of the group, attention to detail and work ethic must there so that we can succeed in this league.”. Minnesota starts a four-game road trip against all opponents of the Atlantic Division after suffering its sixth loss in seven starts (1-5-1) after Monday’s 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh. Mikael Granlund scored his twenty-sixth aid against the Penguins and scored two goals in Wild’s 5-3 loss to Toronto on December 1.
TV: 2 pm ET, FS Wisconsin, FS North (Minnesota), Sportsnet Ontario (Toronto)
Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Line Odds
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -205 / Minnesota Wild +170 — Over/Under: 6
Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs: News
THE WILD (18-17-3):
Eric Staal scored in the first meeting with Toronto to bring his points total to 51 (24 goals, 27 assists) in 46 games. His teammate Zach Parise did not score, but scored for the second time in three games on Monday to bring his total goals to 17, the leading team, Devan Dubnyk, was the victim of a limited offense. He slipped into the new year by appearing in defeats in six of his last seven games, while not allowing more than three goals in any of those starts.
THE MAPLE LEAF (26-11-2):
Garret Sparks will receive his fourth consecutive start on Thursday, while his compatriot Frederik Andersen is out with a groin injury. “There’s no news about Freddie, he did not train, so we will not see him tomorrow,” coach Mike Babcock said Wednesday. “… It feels very good, but I do not ask him when they tell me (he’s ready), I’ll know.” Sparks is 6-2-1 with a shutout, averaging 3.01 and a .905 save percentage this season, but lost to Minnesota in his only game, despite the fact that he had frustrated 20 of the 22 shots.
Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Betting Odds
- Theresa, the mother of Bruce Boudreau, a Minnesota coach, will be on Thursday to see her son in his hometown of Toronto.
- Hidden Maple Leafs C, Zach Hyman, who scored two goals in Wild’s first game, started skating after suffering an ankle injury on December 18.
- Minnesota is 8-2-0 in its last 10 games against Toronto.
Minnesota Wild vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Prediction
Maple Leafs 4, Wild 2