Atlantic Division opponents meet when Canadiens host the Maple Leafs

Fri, Mar 8, 2024
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Atlantic Division opponents meet when Canadiens host the Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs (36-19-8, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (24-29-10, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Montreal, Quebec; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Atlantic Division foes meet when the Montreal Canadiens take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Montreal has gone 24-29-10 overall with a 4-10-4 record in Atlantic Division play. The Canadiens rank sixth in the league with 270 total penalties (averaging 4.3 per game).

Toronto has gone 36-19-8 overall with a 7-9-2 record in Atlantic Division play. The Maple Leafs have a +25 scoring differential, with 223 total goals scored and 198 conceded.

The teams meet Saturday for the second time this season. The Maple Leafs won the previous matchup 6-5 in a shootout.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nicholas Suzuki has 25 goals and 36 assists for the Canadiens. Joshua Roy has two goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

William Nylander has scored 34 goals with 50 assists for the Maple Leafs. Auston Matthews has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 2-6-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

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Maple Leafs: 7-3-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Canadiens: Kirby Dach: out for season (knee), Christian Dvorak: out (pectoral), Colin White: day to day (upper-body).

Maple Leafs: Conor Timmins: out (illness), John Klingberg: out for season (hip), Mark Giordano: out (head), Matt Murray: out (hip), Jake Muzzin: out for season (back).

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