Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4-4-2023

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Columbus Blue Jackets will meet with the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL action in Scotiabank Arena, ON, CAN, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET.


The Columbus Blue Jackets (24-44-8) ended a four-game losing run (0-3-1) when, only 23 hours after suffering a humiliating 7-0 home loss to the Florida Panthers in a shutout, they defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime at Nationwide Arena.


The game’s standout, Kirill Marchenko (21 goals, 25 points this season), earned the victory 16 seconds into the extra period after providing the key assist for Columbus’ 3-3 regulation-time equalizer from Boone Jenner (26 goals, 45 points). O


nly four of the Blue Jackets’ last 15 games ended in victories (4-9-2), all of which occurred in overtime.


Before the trip to Toronto, Jon Gillies (1-0-0 on the season with a 2.99 GAA and a .889 save percentage) will make way for either Michael Hutchinson (1-4-2 with a 4.37 GAA and a .875 save percentage) or Elvis Merzlikins (7-18-2 with a 4.23 GAA and a .876 save percentage).


On Sunday, Gillies made 24 saves. Hutchinson is 2-0-1 all-time against Toronto with a 2.91 GAA and a.904 save percentage, while Merzlikins is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.


Hutchinson has a 1-2-0 record against the Maple Leafs in the past.


The Blue Jackets, on the other hand, are 25th in power play (18.8%) and 22nd in penalty kill (75.8%) this season in terms of goals scored per game (2.66), average goals allowed (3.97), and power play percentage.


  • The total went OVER in 11 of Columbus’ last 14 matches.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Blue Jackets are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches on the road.

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Predictions 4/4/2023


After their 3-0 away win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday with a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Scotiabank Arena the following day, the Toronto Maple Leafs (45-21-10) alternated wins and losses for the fourth time in a row (4-3-1).


Seven and a half minutes into the game, Calle Jarnkrok (19 goals, 37 points this season) drew it at 1-1. Six minutes into the third period, John Tavares (33 goals, 76 points) reduced it to 3-2.


Then, the Wings scored two straight goals, one of which went into an empty net. The club currently holds down the second spot in the Atlantic Division, 4 points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning with a game remaining.


This was Toronto’s fourth loss in its past five home games (1-2-2).


On Sunday, Matt Murray (14-8-2 on the year with a 3.01 GAA and a.903 saving %) made 14 saves in relief after giving up two goals on seven shots and departing the game 16 minutes into it due to a concussion.


Samsonow, who has a record of 25-10-4 overall with a 2.41 goals-against average and a.915 save percentage this season, is 4-1-0 all-time versus the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 1.39 GAA and a .946 save percentage.


The Maple Leafs are currently ranked ninth in the league in terms of goals scored per game (3.38), seventh in terms of goals allowed per game (2.75), fifth in terms of power play (25.2%), and fourteenth in terms of penalty kill (80.5%).


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 matches.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches at home.
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games at home against Columbus.


Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs. The NHL pick for this game is the Toronto Maple Leafs. For the Blue Jackets, this season was a total loss. Their first aim right now is to end the season as honorably as they can.


Despite this, the squad was only able to win four of its last 15 games, falling short by more than one goal in nine of the 11 losses.


The Maple Leafs won with a goal gap of at least two goals in 12 of their last 18 triumphs overall, while Columbus lost to them by a margin of at least two goals in 11 of their previous 13 regular-season encounters.


The Toronto Maple Leafs will win to a predicted score of 5-4.


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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Toronto Maple Leafs 4/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Scotiabank Arena, ON, CAN


Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023




NHL Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +309


NHL Totals: 7


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