5 Predictions for the Rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs Season

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 1: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs congratulates teammate Jack Campbell #36 on his shutout against the Ottawa Senators in an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 1, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 6-0. (Photo by Claus andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 1: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs congratulates teammate Jack Campbell #36 on his shutout against the Ottawa Senators in an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on January 1, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 6-0. (Photo by Claus andersen/Getty Images) /
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 04: Auston Matthews #34  . (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 04: Auston Matthews #34  . (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

1) Toronto Maple Leafs Set New Record for Wins

Toronto has never won 50 regular-season games in a season.

This seems crazy for such an Original Six Team, but it’s true. They came close in the 2017-18 season when they won 49 games. With 31 games left in the regular season, Toronto only needs to win 17 more games to reach the milestone of 50 wins.

If Toronto Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas can upgrade the team’s defense by the trade deadline, it should improve their chances of reaching 50 wins or higher.

Considering that the Leafs currently have 33 wins in 51 games, it would take the most epic collapse in a franchise known for epic collapses for them to avoid hitting 50 wins.

2) Toronto Maple Leafs Set New Record for Points

In setting a new franchise record for wins, I believe Toronto will also set a record for most points in a season.

The current record is 105 points which Toronto set in the 2017-18 season. For the Maple Leafs to surpass 105 points, they will need to record 36 points in their remaining 31 games,  putting them on pace to do this fairly easily.

A team with this much firepower should win 18 out of 31 games. Considering that Toronto only lost 18 of their first 51 games is impressive. Out of those 18 losses, 14 were in regulation, so I don’t think they will lose more than 13 in their final 31 games.