When: 7:00 PM EST, February 6th, 2021.
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON-Canada
Puckline: Canucks +1.5 / -135 | Maple Leafs -1.5 / +115
Moneyline: Canucks +160 | Maple Leafs -190
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 6.5
Road Record: 2-6-0-0
Toronto Maple Leafs
Home Record: 4-1-0-0
Vancouver Canucks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs Game Day Preview
We can make this intro short and sweek. The Vancouver Canucks looked tired and weak on Thursday in a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. After a day off they will look for a better outing again in Toronto.
The Canucks were playing their fourth game in six days and lost for the third straight time. “It definitely wasn’t our decision making,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. “I thought we looked like a tired team playing against a fast team.”
The Canucks have two games left on a six-game trip that started last Saturday with a win over the Winnipeg Jets and continued with losses to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday and Tuesday.
“I’m not going to sugar-coat it, we weren’t good enough,” said Canucks captain Bo Horvat, who scored a goal on Thursday. “We need to come to play Saturday night. It’s not our goaltender’s fault. We’re giving up too many grade-A opportunities. We’ve got a lot of guys in the room who’ve played a lot of important hockey and know what it takes to win.”
Toronto Maple Leafs
In the blowout win against Vancouver, the Maple Leafs were coming off a four-day layoff.
“We were a rested team playing against a very tired team that has had a very tough schedule,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said. “So frankly speaking, I expected us to be really good and make it hard on Vancouver. The challenge, of course here now, is to regroup and do it again.”
The Maple Leafs have defeated every team in the North Division this season and have eight wins.
“We’ve seen everybody, but I think the greatest challenge throughout this whole schedule is to beat the same team back-to-back,” Keefe said. “In this case we play Vancouver again (Saturday and Monday). We get the edge here, they regroup and we’ll have to get better. This year, the other team won’t feel good about (losing) the first game. So it’s important for us not to take our foot off the gas.”
Canucks Vs Maple Leafs Facts
- Canucks are 1-5 in their last 6 games as an underdog.
- Maple Leafs are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. North.
- Canucks are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto.
Vancouver Canucks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs Alternative Fantasy Hockey-Statement Games Picks
Cauncks 3 Maple Leafs 6
- 10 PT Pick: Vancouver Canucks OVER 26.5 Shots
- 9 PT Pick: Auston Matthews + John Tavares + William Nylander OVER 1.5 Goals
- 8 PT Pick: Total Goals OVER 6.5