Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Montreal Canadiens will play the last game of their back-to-back match against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, CAN, on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM (EDT). After playing the Maple Leafs on Thursday night, Montreal is coming to this game. In their most recent game against the Maple Leafs, the Canadiens had a total of two goal scorers. The Maple Leafs scored a total of five goals in the game. Montreal is 4th at 24-20 in the NL North Division. 

The defeat dropped the Canadiens to a record of 24-20-9 on the season. What’s more intriguing is that both of these teams are in the playoff hunt and could end up resting some of their starters in this game. Tyler Toffoli leads the Habs in scoring with 43 points on 28 goals and 15 assists, while Jeff Petry leads the team with 41 points on 29 assists. Nick Suzuki has 38 points (12 goals and 26 assists) while Tomas Tatar has 30 points (10 goals and 20 assists). 

  • The Montreal Canadiens are 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches against Toronto.
  • The Montreal Canadiens are 2-7 SU in their last 9 matches on the road against Toronto.
  • The Montreal Canadiens are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches played on a Saturday.

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Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Predictions 5/8/2021

The Montreal Canadiens have an average of 2.78 goals per game. Montreal’s defense is allowing just 2.85 goals per game. The Canadiens’ power play is converting at a rate of 20%, but the penalty kill is killing off 78.9% of power plays. The Maple Leafs’ defense allowed an average of 2.60 goals per game. The Maple Leafs improved to 34-13-6 on the season with the victory. Toronto is 1st at 34-13 in the NL North Division.

On the power play, Toronto has a 20.5 percent conversion rate. So far this season, the Maple Leafs’ penalty kill has been 77.2 percent. Mitch Marner leads the Leafs in scoring with 66 points, 47 assists, and 19 goals, while Auston Matthews has 64 points and a league-leading 40 goals. This season, John Tavares has 48 points (18 goals, 30 assists), while William Nylander has 40 points (16 goals, 24 assists), Morgan Rielly has 29 assists, and Zach Hyman has 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists).

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 matches.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 matches at home against Montreal.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 matches in the North Conference.

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs. The NHL pick for this game is the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs and the Canadiens will enter this game fairly equally matched, but Montreal will be aiming to build on their performance against good teams. The Maple Leafs, for their part, appear in Toronto with a strong position and a near-certain first-round in the NHL’s North Division, where they will face some competitive opponents but not the best in the league right away. Even if some of their star players are resting in this game, the Maple Leafs are expected to win. The Toronto Maple Leafs will win to a predicted score of 4-2.

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Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, CAN

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

TV: CBC

NHL Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -200

NHL Totals: 5.5

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