NHL Playoffs Game 4: Maple Leafs vs Panthers Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 10)
- Florida Panthers boast a healthy 3-0 series advantage
- Toronto Maple Leafs must claim victory to force game five
The pressure will be on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, as the Canadian team must pick up a victory to force game five in the series. The Florida Panthers could seal a memorable whitewash victory with success at FLA Live Arena.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 7:00 P.M. ET
- Where: FLA Live Arena, Florida
- How To Watch: NHL TV
Few could have predicted after Toronto’s opening series win over the Tampa Bay Lightning that the Maple Leafs would crumble to this extent in the second round. The Maple Leafs are now just one more defeat away from crashing out at the second hurdle, despite becoming favorites after their opening round win over the Lightning.
The Maple Leafs have given themselves a huge challenge to overcome, as they fell to a game three loss in Florida over the weekend. They were eventually beaten in overtime by the Panthers, despite taking a first period lead. The Toronto goals in the defeat were netted by Erik Gustafsson and Sam Lafferty.
Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers will feel confident that they can book their spot in the conference finals. They need just one more victory to achieve that feat, and they could potentially have four games to pick up that win. However, they will want to achieve their place in the next round at the earliest possible stage.
The Panthers maintained their momentum in game three, as they landed a dramatic overtime win. Aaron Ekblad was in excellent form for the Panthers, as he ended the night with two assists. Meanwhile, the goals in the win were scored by Anthony Duclair, Sam Reinhart, and Carter Verhaeghe.
There will be intense pressure on the Maple Leafs for this showdown, and they will be keen to avoid the embarrassment of a whitewash. However, the momentum is firmly with the Panthers, and we will be siding with them to wrap up the series.