Montreal Canadiens have not played a game since last Saturday when they took on the Toronto Maple Leafs. They pulled out a 2-1 win over their division rivals, and will look to repeat that feat tonight when they face the Maple Leafs once again.
After a six day break, we finally get to see the Habs in action once again.
The Leafs have been busy since their last meeting with the Canadiens. They played the Ottawa Senators on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night. They blew a 5-1 lead on Monday night to lose in overtime, but bounced back with a pair of wins later in the week.
The Maple Leafs appear to be a little banged up at the moment. They did get Joe Thornton back in the lineup, but lost Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin to injuries. There was no word on Hyman’s availability for tonight’s game as of this morning.
Tonight’s battle is yet another that features the top two teams in a rather thin Canadian Division. The Leafs are 13-3-2 on the season to lead the division while the Habs are 9-4-2, settling into second place though they’ve played less games than everyone else in the division.
The Canadiens were able to win their latest meeting 2-1, but fell 4-2 earlier last week to the Maple Leafs and lost 5-4 in overtime on opening night to Toronto.
What can the Habs do to ensure they come out on the winning side once again tonight? Here are their three keys to finding victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight.