When: 7:00 PM EST, January 12, 2021
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON-Canada
TV: TSN2 & Sportsnet
Puck Line: Canadiens +1.5 / -222 | Maple Leafs -1.5 / +180
Moneyline: Canadiens +120 / Maple Leafs -145
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 6.5
Road Record: 0-0
Toronto Maple Leafs
Home Record: 0-0
Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game Day Preview
They were short abbreviated training camps for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. The most exciting piece of training camp news comes from a televised practice in which Mitch Marner showed off every move in his arsenal!
Nonetheless the NHL Canada division kicks off its season with an original 6 rivalry game!
Top Line = Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
The off-season additions of Tyler Toffoli and Josh Anderson have allowed Head Coach Claude Julien to keep his top line intact.
“We understand each other,” Tatar said during a conference call after practice on Monday. “This is going to be our third year (and) it helps a lot. We know where we are on the ice and we’re talking off the ice. We’re really happy that we’re together.”
Ben Chiarot and Shea Weber will be the top defence pair followed by newcomer Joel Edmundson and Jeff Petry. Carey Price and Jake Allen will share the goaltending duties.
The Canadiens will practice one last time at home tomorrow before flying to Toronto for the start of a six-game, 11-day road trip.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Top Line = Thornton – Matthews – Marner
Toronto Maple Leaf newcomers Joe Thornton, Jimmy Vesey, Wayne Simmonds, Mikko Lehtonen, T.J. Brodie and Zach Bogosian looked solid in their pre-season in-house scrimmage and these six players should play integral roles in Toronto’s success this season.
Even with the above mentioned newcomers, if Toronto wants to make some serious noise this season – John Tavares needs to lead the way. He is two years into his career as a Leaf.
“It’s just amazing, the history and tradition of the Maple Leafs. Just how passionate people are about the team and wanting to win the Stanley Cup, that’s been phenomenal.” – John Tavares
Canadiens Vs Maple Leafs Facts
- Canadiens are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 MTL Vs TOR meetings.
- Canadiens are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings against the Maple Leafs.
Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Leafs Alternative Fantasy Hockey-Statement Games Picks
Canadiens 3 Maple Leafs 6
- 10 PT Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs OVER 0.5 Power Play Goals
- 9 PT Pick: Total Goals OVER 6.5
- 8 PT Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs Will WIN By OVER 1.5 Goals