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Will's Free NHL Play 3/11/15

League: NHL
By: Will Rogers Published on: 03/11/2015

Two of the NHL's bottom feeders will face off in Toronto tonight, when the Leafs host the Sabres at Air Canada Centre. Unlike the Sabres, Toronto still has a lineup filled with skilled players that simply haven't been able to find a way to win. Playing on home ice against the league's weakest team, we should see the likes of Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk motivated to give the home town fans something to cheer about.

Two of the NHL's bottom feeders will face off in Toronto tonight, when the Leafs host the Sabres at Air Canada Centre. Unlike the Sabres, Toronto still has a lineup filled with skilled players that simply haven't been able to find a way to win. Playing on home ice against the league's weakest team, we should see the likes of Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk motivated to give the home town fans something to cheer about.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Home Cookin' - As bad as the Leafs are, they still have a home record of 18-14-1. That record is superior to three other Canadian teams: Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa. The Flames and the Jets currently site in a playoff spot, while the Sens are still contending in the East. The Sabres have just seven wins on the road this season, the fewest in the league.

2. Special Teams - The Leafs are below average in both special teams categories, but Buffalo ranks dead last in the NHL in both power-play percentage as well as penalty killing.

3. X-Factor - The Leafs have won 10 of their last 11 home meetings with Buffalo, and tonight's game should simply add to the Sabres misery.

Selection: This is a play on the Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (Puck-Line)

1. Home Cookin' - As bad as the Leafs are, they still have a home record of 18-14-1. That record is superior to three other Canadian teams: Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa. The Flames and the Jets currently site in a playoff spot, while the Sens are still contending in the East. The Sabres have just seven wins on the road this season, the fewest in the league.

1. Home Cookin' - As bad as the Leafs are, they still have a home record of 18-14-1. That record is superior to three other Canadian teams: Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa. The Flames and the Jets currently site in a playoff spot, while the Sens are still contending in the East. The Sabres have just seven wins on the road this season, the fewest in the league.

2. Special Teams - The Leafs are below average in both special teams categories, but Buffalo ranks dead last in the NHL in both power-play percentage as well as penalty killing.

3. X-Factor - The Leafs have won 10 of their last 11 home meetings with Buffalo, and tonight's game should simply add to the Sabres misery.

Selection: This is a play on the Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (Puck-Line)