When: 7:00 PM EST, January 20th, 2021
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON – Canada
Puckline: Oilers +1.5 / -175 | Maple Leafs -1.5 / +155
Moneyline: Oilers +130 / Maple Leafs -149
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 6.5
Road Record: 0-0-0-0
Toronto Maple Leafs
Home Record: 2-0-0-0
Edmonton Oilers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game Day Preview
The Edmonton Oilers will look to get on track during a four-game road trip that begins tonight. They will play two games in Toronto against the Maple Leafs who are looking to extend a winning streak to three consecutive games.
After leading the NHL in both power-play goals and power-play percentage last season, the Edmonton Oilers are only 2-for-18 with a man advantage through four games.
Coming off consecutive home losses to the Montreal Canadiens, the Oilers allowed Montreal two power-play goals and two short-handed goals while going 0-for-10 on their own power plays.
That included an 0-for-7 showing in Monday’s 3-1 loss, though Ryan Nugent-Hopkins felt the Oilers “were moving it around pretty well … getting some good looks” with the man advantage.
“But I think when teams are pressuring you like that and things aren’t clicking, maybe we need to shoot the puck more, get rebounds and create chaos. … It was one of those games that’s frustrating,” Nugent-Hopkins said. “The power play had tons of looks and just couldn’t find one.”
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 3-1-0 because of strong play from their special-teams units.
Toronto’s opponents have been held scoreless on their last 12 power-play attempts and Toronto is 14-for-17 for the season on the penalty kill.
With an extra attacker, Toronto is 6-for-14. They have scored at least one power-play goal in all four of their games. Team captain John Tavares has been extremely dangerous on special teams, as all three of his goals have come on the power play.
The numbers have helped bolster a Leafs club that has been outscored (8-6) in standard 5-on-5 play thus far.
“The power play’s been doing a really good job,” Tavares said. “Every game, 5-on-5 continues to be a little bit better, so we’ll just try to build on that.”
Oilers Vs Maple Leafs Facts
- Oilers are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Maple Leafs are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
- Oilers are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto.
Edmonton Oilers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs Alternative Fantasy Hockey-Statement Games Picks
Oilers 3 Maple Leafs 6
10 PT Pick: Total Goals OVER 5.5
9 PT Pick: Auston Matthews + John Tavares OVER 1.5 Combined PTS
8 PT Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs OVER 0.5 Power Play Goals