[7:00 PM] Maple Leafs @ Blackhawks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Maple Leafs (1-1-2)

@ Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-0)


Starting Goalies:

Frederik Andersen(TOR): Likely

Scott Darling(CHI): Confirmed


Current odds:

Toronto Maple Leafs: (+135)

Chicago Blackhawks: (-155)


The Toronto Maple Leafs aim to record their first road victory of the season when the visit the Original Six-rival Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Toronto has played three of its first four games of 2016-17 away from home but have yet to earn two points, dropping 5-4 overtime decisions in both Ottawa and Winnipeg while suffering a 3-2 defeat at Minnesota on Thursday.

Matthews, who has recorded just one assist thus far, leads the team with 18 shots. Martin Marincin sat out Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury and is questionable to play against Chicago. The 24-year-old defenseman registered an assist and a minus-3 rating over his first three contests this season.

Tyler Motte had a night to remember on Friday as he scored the first goal of his NHL career. Selected with the last pick of the fourth round in the 2013 draft, the 21-year-old native of Michigan notched two assists over his first four contests this season – his first with Chicago. Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk could be sidelined “a bit,” according to coach Joel Quenneville, as he exited Friday’s game in the second period with an upper-body injury after crashing hard into the net.

Blackhawks RW Marian Hossa missed Friday’s contest with a lower-body injury after scoring his 500th career goal three nights earlier and is questionable to face Toronto.

Maple Leafs C Nazem Kadri has recorded two goals and an assist over his last two games after being kept off the scoresheet in his first two contests.

Chicago RW Ryan Hartman returned to the lineup Friday after missing two games with a leg injury


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Blackhawks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick