Montreal Canadiens (8-4-2, second in the North Division) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (11-2-1, first in the North Division)
Toronto; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts Montreal trying to continue its four-game home winning streak.
The Maple Leafs are 11-2-1 against the rest of their division. Toronto ranks third in the Nhl averaging 6.6 assists per game, led by Mitchell Marner with 1.1.
The Canadiens are 8-4-2 in division matchups. Montreal leads the NHL with seven shorthanded goals, led by Tyler Toffoli with two.
The Maple Leafs takes on the Canadiens for the second game in a row.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marner leads the Maple Leafs with 21 points, scoring six goals and collecting 15 assists. Auston Matthews has 10 goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.
Toffoli leads the Canadiens with nine goals and has 13 points. Josh Anderson has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 8-1-1, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Canadiens: 6-4-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 4.9 assists, 5.1 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.3 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
INJURIES: Maple Leafs: None listed.
Canadiens: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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