Montreal Canadiens (17-9-9) at Toronto Maple Leafs (26-10-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -145 / Montreal Canadiens +131 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night.
The Montreal Canadiens will look to build on a 3-2 win over the Oilers in their last game. Tyler Toffoli leads the Canadiens in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 19 goals while Jonathan Drouin has 21 points with a team-high 19 assists. Brendan Gallagher and Josh Anderson each have 14 goals while Jeff Petry has 17 assists and Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and Phillip Danault each have 16 assists this season. As a team, Montreal is averaging 3.2 goals on 33.4 shots per game with a 21.9% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.7 goals on 28.4 shots with a 76.1% success rate on the PK this season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be out to add to their 5-3 win over Calgary in their last game. Mitch Marner leads Toronto in scoring with 47 points including 13 goals and a team-high 34 assists while Auston Matthews has 46 points with a team-high 27 goals this season. John Tavares also has 32 points with 12 goals and 20 assists while Morgan Rielly has 23 assists as well this season. As a team, Toronto is averaging 3.3 goals on 30.9 shots with a 23.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.5 goals on 28.3 shots with a 77.9% kill rate on the PK this season.
Montreal is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 3-8 in their last 10 road games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog. Toronto is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall. Montreal is 2-5 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Toronto.
This is the premier rivalry in the NHL, and these two teams do not take it lightly, so this is the game where you could throw records out the window. However, Toronto is playing the better hockey as of late by a mile and appear to have righted the ship. Montreal’s banged up right now and as much drive as the Habs will have for this one, Toronto will have the same but they’ll also be the healthier team here. I’ll take Toronto in this one.