Game Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Nashville Predators

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Jan 17, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing

T.J. Oshie

(74) handles the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman

Cody Franson

(4) defends during the second period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Analytics Report

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Again, the Leafs are largely out-matched.

Nashville is a very good possession team that has the benefit of a high shooting percentage and outstanding goaltending.

That’s a dangerous combination of statistics.

Without capitalizing on special teams chances the Leafs will be in tough against a team like Nashville.

For a team who has suffered tremendous bad luck during the last 15 games tonight isn’t an ideal opponent to turn the tables against.

Toronto will need to play cautious, smart hockey with and without the puck for sixty minutes if they even want to be close to the Nashville Predators.