[7:08 PM] Maple Leafs @ Canadiens

Who will WIN this matchup?

Toronto Maple Leafs (2-2-3)

@ Montreal Canadiens (7-0-1)


Starting Goalies:

Frederik Andersen (TOR): Unconfirmed

Carey Price (MON): Connfirmed


Current odds:

Toronto Maple Leafs: (+175)

Montreal Canadiens: (-195)


Montreal improved to a perfect 4-0-0 at home by rallying for three third-period goals in a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday – its third win in four nights.

Toronto halted a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Florida, receiving a much-needed solid performance in goal from Frederik Andersen. The Maple Leafs have lost all four of their road games, with each coming by one goal and three going beyond regulation.

While No. 1 overall draft pick Auston Matthews has lived up to the early hype, leading Toronto in goals with six and points with 10, another rookie stole the spotlight in the win over Florida. Center Mitchell Marner, the Maple Leafs’ fourth overall selection in the 2015 draft, set up all three goals while drawing praise from his teammates.

The blockbuster offseason trade the sent P.K. Subban to Nashville for fellow defenseman Shea Weber also has paid off, as Weber leads the team in points with nine and has posted a plus-12 rating. The Canadiens are permitting a league-low 1.5 goals per game and rank fourth on the penalty kill (90.3 percent).

The Canadiens have won 10 straight overall and six in a row at home against Toronto.


StreakSmarts Pick: Montreal Canadiens

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick