When: April 7,2021
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON, CAN
Puckline: +1.5 Montreal / -1.5 Toronot
Moneyline: +130 Montreal / -149 Toronto
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 6.0
Road Record: 9-3-7
Toronto Maple Leafs
Home Record: 12-6-2
Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game Day Preview
A Canadien rivalry between longtime nemesis. Montreal Vs Toronto is one of the long standing rivalries in hockey. Both team are in a playoff spot in the North division. If the playoffs started today the two rivalries would meet in round one. The riding high Maple Leafs will try to keep the winning streak going, while Montreal is trying to restart their win streak.
On Monday night, Montreal had to come from behind to beat Edmonton 3-2 in OT. Thanks to new comer Eric Staal, scoring the game winner in his first game for Montreal since the trade.
Canadiens made a trade with Buffalo two weeks ago to get Staal, but he didn’t make his debut till Monday night because of Canada’s quarantine rules.
Montreal won four out of five to get back into a playoff spot in the North division. They sit in the last playoff spot, up on the Canucks by eight points.
A big loss for Montreal on Monday Night, Brendan Gallagher broke his thumb and is out indefinitely.
They will have to keep up their play with one of their best players out. Gallagher had 14 goals, 9 assists for 23 points for Montreal, third most on the team.
Eric Staal on his first game “Felt better as the game progressed, trying to keep shifts short and be smart with changes and decision making after. being quarantine for a week.”
Toronto Maple Leafs
Trying kept their winning ways going on Monday night by beating Calgary 5-3. Toronto was once again led by star Auston Matthews
Auston Matthews has been on a different level this year. He has 27 goals in 36 games played. Second on the team in points behind Mitch Marner.
Maple Leafs are led by their high-powered offense. With four players with 30 or more points through 39 games. Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews, John Taveras and William Nylander.
Those four players can lead any team of their own, but that is why Toronto offense is so powerful.
While their back end by goaltender Jack Campbell. Who started nine games and won them all. He has a 1.52 goals against average and .944 save percentage.
Looking like he can take over for number one goalie Frederik Anderson, who is out with an injury.
Jack Campbell on his performance “All that matters is winning.”
Canadiens Vs Maple Leafs Facts
- Canadiens are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Canadiens are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto.
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