The Vegas Golden Knights and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after losing four of their last six games.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.50 goals per game and are scoring on 0 percent of their power play opportunities. Chandler Stephenson leads Vegas with 4 goals, Mark Stone has 3 assists and Reilly Smith has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3.25 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 20 goals on 222 shots faced, and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 4 goals on 50 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.33 goals per game and are scoring on 4.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Spezza leads Toronto with 3 goals, Morgan Rielly has 5 assists and John Tavarez has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.22 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jack Campbell has given up 14 goals on 171 shots faced, and Petr Mrazek has allowed 7 goals on 57 shots.
The Golden Knights are 51-25 in their last 76 games following a win and 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Maple Leafs are 14-6 in their last 20 games following a win and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Pacific. The under is 5-1-2 in Golden Knights last 8 road games. The under is 8-3 in Maple Leafs last 11 overall. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be given the benefit of the doubt at home given their talent level, but it’s Vegas that’s playing the better hockey right now and is a team that’s tough to turn down in the underdog role. We’ve cashed some nice tickets already this season with the Vegas Golden Knights in the underdog role, and they’ve actually won four straight games in the underdog role. Give me Vegas and the sweeter price.