Free NHL Picks Today: New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs 11/23/22

Free NHL Picks Today: New Jersey Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs 11/23/22
Wed 23rd November 2022

The Toronto Maple Leafs (10-5-5) travel to face the New Jersey Devils (16-3-0), who will be out to extend their winning run, at Prudential Center on Wednesday. Toronto is embarking on a five-game road trip coming off a 3-2 overtime loss against the Islanders on Monday.

The Maple Leafs committed four penalties in the game, though they held New York without a power play goal. John Tavares and Auston Matthews each scored once for the Maple Leafs. Erik Kallgren saved only 21 of 24 shots against (.875%) in the loss.

New Jersey won for the 13th game in a row, beating the Oilers 5-2 on Monday. Five players found the net for the Devils. Nico Hischier had three assists to lead the team in scoring. Vitek Vanecek was impressive in the win, making 28 saves (.933%).


The Devils won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 3-2 (OT) victory on November 17. Jesper Bratt, Hischier, and Yegor Sharangovich were on the scoresheet for New Jersey. Matthews led Toronto with two points (1G 1A). Vanecek got the win, saving 25 of 27 shots (.925%).


Toronto is averaging 2.95 goals per game for the season, 20th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Devils team that is allowing just 2.32 goals a game (2nd). Meanwhile, New Jersey has found the net 3.84 times a game on average, second in the league, and the Maple Leafs are allowing opponents to score 2.70 goals per game (8th).

New Jersey averages more shots/game (36.4) than most teams in the league, ranking second. With an average of 30.8 attempts, Toronto ranks 17th.

The Maple Leafs’ 28.12% power play percentage ranks sixth in the league, while the Devils are 19th with a conversion rate of 19.35%. In terms of defending power plays, New Jersey has the league’s ninth-ranked PK% at 80.95%, while Toronto is 16th at 79.10%.


Mitchell Marner and Tavares have been the top skaters for the Maple Leafs this season with 23 and 22 points. Marner is among the league leaders with his 19 assists (4th). In the net, Ilya Samsonov (6-2-0) is Toronto’s top goaltender by goals against average.

He has a 2.23 GAA, fifth-best in the league, and a .921% save percentage. Kallgren (2-2-3) leads the Maple Leafs in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 2.86 and a save percentage of .893%. Bratt and Hischier lead the Devils in scoring with 24 and 22 points, respectively.

Bratt has eight goals and 16 assists, while Hischier has nine goals and 13 assists. Vanecek (8-1-0) has the best goals against average for New Jersey at 2.15, third-best in the league. He has a save percentage of .916%.


Toronto is 3-3-2 away from home this season. New Jersey has won six in a row at Prudential Center this season.

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