In one of the most interesting confrontations of the NHL game day, we are waiting for a duel between Toronto and San Jose. The meeting of these teams will take place on October 23 at 01:00 Moscow time at the Skotibank Arena. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this confrontation for you.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Last year, the "wedge leaves" flew out immediately in the first round, which provoked big changes. The cage of players has definitely not become stronger, and with the loss of depth, confidence in their abilities may also disappear. The Wedge Leafs started well in the championship, beating Montreal at home in the first meeting, after which they exchanged home victories with Ottawa, but in the last meeting they lost at home to the Rangers in overtime.

San Jose Sharks

Last season was frankly a failure for San Jose, which looked weak and could not get into the playoffs. The squad has been noticeably updated in the off-season, especially in the goal line, where absolutely new performers Hill and Rainer will play. The Sharks have a good squad, which was shown by the start of the season. Now San Jose gives out a series of victories both at home and away, and in the last match beat Ottawa 1:2.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

 Toronto FC - Mikheev (arm injury), Mrazek (groin injury).

San Jose - Knizhov (muscle injury), Truchon-Ville (lower body injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with a 5-2 victory for San Jose.
  • In its last five matches, Toronto has lost only twice.
  • San Jose has a good streak of four consecutive wins.

Forecast

The favorite in this confrontation looks like "Toronto", which looks confident and has already won several victories in a row. "San Jose" is in good shape now and gives out a series of victories, although the sharks have not had serious opponents yet. I think the home stands will help the Wedge Leaves win.