Toronto Maple Leafs (25-10-3) at Calgary Flames (16-20-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames +123 / Toronto Maple Leafs -143 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 24 goals, Mitchell Marner has 33 assists and John Tavares has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 66 goals on 640 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 15 goals on 177 shots.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 13 goals, Elias Lindholm has 22 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 76 goals on 768 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 32 goals on 344 shots.
The Maple Leafs are 12-4 in their last 16 road games and 7-17 in their last 24 games playing on 0 days rest. The Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary. The favorite is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have clearly gotten back on track these last couple of weeks and the defense has improved during this winning stretch. The Calgary Flames can't get out of their own way during this losing stretch, and they've now lost five of the seven meetings this season against the Maple Leafs. You can argue this line should be a lot steeper than what it is given the current form of both clubs. Give me the Maple Leafs.