Vancouver Canucks (6-9) at Toronto Maple Leafs (9-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -200 / Vancouver Canucks +180 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Vancouver Canucks and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in NHL action from Scotiabank Arena on Monday night.
The Vancouver Canucks will try to bounce back from a 5-1 loss to Toronto in their last outing. Quinn Hughes leads Vancouver with 16 points including a team-high 15 assists while Brock Boeser has 14 points with a team-high 9 goals and 5 assists. J.T. Miller has 13 points with 3 goals and 10 assists and Bo Horvat has 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists and Elias Pettersson has 10 points with 4 goals and 6 helpers. Tanner Pearson and Nils Hoglander have 8 and 7 points respectively this season, with both logging 4 assists on the year as well. Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby continue to split time in goal for the Canucks, with each logging 3 wins and a GAA 0.02 points apart, with Demko logging a 3.81 GAA and Holtby a 3.83 GAA this season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to keep the momentum going after their win over Vancouver last time out. Mitch Marner leads the Leafs with 20 points including 6 goals and 14 assists while Auston Matthews has 14 points with a team-high 10 goals. William Nylander and John Tavares each have 12 points with Nylander logging 8 assists while Tavares has 5 goals and 7 helpers this year. Morgan Rielly has 10 points with 9 assists while Jason Spezza has 8 points with 4 goals and 4 assists and Zach Hyman has 7 points with 3 goals and 4 assists. Frederik Andersen’s started the bulk of Toronto’s matchups, going 7-3 with a 2.81 GAA this season.
Vancouver is 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games as an underdog. Toronto is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. Vancouver is 0-4 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and 0-9 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams in Toronto.
The plus money is tempting because you figure that Vancouver has to turn it around at some point. The problem is that the Canucks have been dominated by Toronto so far this season, and I don’t think things are getting better any time soon for the Canucks. Toronto’s firing on all cylinders right now and I think the Leafs strike again so give me Toronto on the puck line in this one.