Even though there are only three games on Wednesday night, we’ll get to see a little bit of everything, starting with a Newtonian matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Nashville Predators.
Toronto owns one of the league’s most dynamic offenses, and the Leafs’ high-volume style of play will be put to the test against the Predators, who suppress scoring chances better than just about every team in the league.
Elsewhere, the NHL’s hottest team takes on its coldest as the Boston Bruins are in action for the second straight night and will look to make it nine wins in their past 10 games, facing off against the skidding New York Rangers, who have lost three games on the bounce.
The card concludes out West, where Connor McDavid will look to follow up his four-goal outburst on Monday night against Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings. — Michael Leboff
All info as of Wednesday afternoon. Check back during the day and keep an eye on our Twitter handle for any updates.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (+105) AT TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (-125) | O/U 5.5
7:30 p.m. ET
Betting market: The betting has been pretty even in tonight’s bout, but recently creeped up to 57% in the Predators favor. The majority of the money has also been flowing in on Nashville. According to our money percentages, 77% of the cash is on the visiting Preds. — Mike Marsh
Key metric: Toronto’s 53.08 Corsi For over the past month is the highest of any team on tonight’s slate, but the Nashville defense has surrendered only 1.8 goals per game over that time period. (The Predators have allowed the third-fewest goals over the entire the season as well.) That said, the Predators are the second-most penalized team in the league this year, which could benefit a Maple Leafs team that’s drawn the fifth-fewest power-play opportunities. — Joe Holka