7* Saturday NHL TOR/MTL
Toronto vs. Montreal,
02/09/2013 19:00 EDT,
Score: 6 - 0
Money Line: +151 Toronto
Maple Leafs +151
The Montreal Canadiens host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Montreal is coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo, while Toronto beat Winnipeg their last time out, 3-2.
There was plenty to like about Toronto’s latest win over Winnipeg that moved them to 5-1-0 on the road this season. Most notably, Phil Kessel got off the schneid by scoring the winning goal, his first of the season. When Kessel is scoring consistently, the Leafs are tough to beat.
Also, James Reimer made another quality start for the team, firmly cementing his spot atop the depth chart. Dating back to last season, the Leafs have won six of Reimer’s last eight road starts.
In this one, Montreal will be playing their third game in four nights, and their fifth in eight nights.
The team began the season with a 2-1 home loss to Toronto, then won six of seven, and have since lost back-to-back games.
The Canadiens are still smarting from their last loss in Buffalo in which Thomas Vanek tied the game with less than three seconds remaining in regulation before the Sabres went on to win in the shootout.
The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last five trips to Montreal. Take Toronto.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Toronto Maple Leafs +151