The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens meet Monday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 31 goals, Mitchell Marner has 38 assists and John Tavares has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 17 goals on 211 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 19 goals, Jonathan Douin has 19 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 62 goals on 638 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 38 goals on 430 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 overall. The under is 5-2 in Canadiens last 7 overall. The Maple Leafs are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Montreal and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking more and more like the team from the start of the season and they’ve won four of the five meetings this season against the Habs. The Montreal Canadiens continue to get the benefit of the doubt from oddsmakers for whatever reason, but they’re not winning enough to justify it. There’s no reason the Maple Leafs are priced as cheap as they are here. The Maple Leafs are clearly the better team and have shown it multiple times across the board. Give me the road team and the cheap price.