The Vancouver Canucks will be looking for their second straight victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs when these teams face off on Tuesday. Vancouver defeated Toronto in overtime on Sunday, 3-2.
Here you can find the best picks, news, and stats for this North Division battle at the Rogers Arena. Toronto is the favorite at -270. This according to PointsBet Sportsbook, which puts the odds Vancouver at +235 as the underdog.
Toronto will be without star goaltender Frederik Andersen, forwards Nick Foligno, Riley Nash, and Zach Hyman, and defenseman Ben Hutton. Defenseman Alexander Edler will likely be out for Vancouver as he awaits a possible suspension. Also out will be Elias Petersson, Jay Beagle, and goalie Thatcher Demko.
Maple Leafs Fall in OT
Jack Campbell stopped 21 of 24 shots, but it was not enough as Toronto fell to the Canucks in overtime. The Maple Leafs took a 2-0 lead, but then allowed three unanswered goals. William Nylander had a goal and an assist for Toronto and Auston Matthews scored the other goal.
Toronto is seventh in goals per game average at 3.24 and is eighth in shooting percentage at 10.4%. They are 12th on the power-play at 21.9%. The Maple Leafs are led in scoring by Matthews who now has 33 goals and 54 points. Mitchell Marner is tied for the team lead in points and leads Toronto in assists with 40.
Toronto is 11th in goals allowed per game at 2.67 and is 26th in penalty killing at 76.1%. With Andersen out, it will be Campbell who will take on most of the goaltending duties. Campbell is 11-2-1 with a 2.24 GAA and a .919 save percentage. He has allowed three goals and three straight games and has allowed 14 total goals over his last four games.
Horvat Leads Canucks to Comeback Victory
Bo Horvart scored 1:19 into overtime to give Vancouver a 3-2 victory over Toronto. Horvat finished with two goals and added an assist. Nils Hoglander scored a goal and had an assist for the Canucks. Braden Holtby was dominating, stopping 37 of 39 shots.
Vancouver is 22nd in scoring at 2.63 goals per game and is 21st in shooting percentage at 8.8%. The Canucks are 19th on the power-play at 19.6%. Brock Boeser continues to lead the team in scoring with 16 goals and 34 points. Quinn Hughes is first in assists with 26 but has just 28 total points.
Vancouver is 25th in goals allowed per game at 3.18 and is 20th in penalty killing at 78.5%. With Demko out, it will be Holtby. He is 5-6-2 with a 3.44 GAA and a .899 save percentage. The two-goal performance snapped a string of three straight games where he had allowed four goals.
- 5-2 in their last seven games.
- 12-4 in their last 16 games when held to two or fewer goals in the previous contests.
Toronto is looking to snap a four-game losing streak. They have struggled to score goals during the losing streak, producing just two in each of those contests, but I look for a breakout game here. Holtby made a couple of dazzling saves in the last game to keep Vancouver in the contest, but I do not look for a similar performance here. The losing streak ends here.
Pick: Take Toronto at -270.
These teams have gone under in 12 of the last 13 meetings, including seven straight in Vancouver. Toronto has gone under in three of their last four games while Vancouver has gone under in seven of their last nine games at home. We saw a five-goal performance in the last contest, and I see a similar one here as well.
Pick: Go under 6.0 (-105).