The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens both appear to be heading to the playoffs. What’s more is that the bitter Canadian rivals could very well face-off in the first round and we could see a preview of what’s to come when the two sides meet on Saturday night.
The Maple Leafs have the upper hand in this series so far this season as they have taken two of three meetings from the Habs. They’ve kept the Habs in line, holding them to just six goals in the three meetings.
Toronto comes into this contest with some momentum as they are 7-1-3 in their last 11 games. They’ve been particularly hard to beat at home as they have won five of their last six at the Air Canada Centre. Their offense has been cooking with the Leafs averaging 3.4 goals per outing in their last 12. Only two teams in the East have scored more goals than them this season and the Habs will have to slow that offense down if they are to earn the road win.