Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (32-22-7) at Montreal Canadiens (33-21-7)
Where: Bell Centre
When: 7 p.m. ET
Where to watch: CBC, RDS
Where to listen: TSN 1050
Opposition blog: A Winning Habit
Latest betting line (from Vegas Insider): Montreal -131
The Montreal Canadiens sit two points ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs, so the Leafs can move into a tie with the Habs with a win tonight. The Leafs will need to improve considerably from a mistake-filled game against the New York Islanders on Thursday, one they lost 5-4 in overtime.
The Habs have already played twice since the Olympic break; losing 2-1 to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday and beating the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins 6-5 in a shootout on Thursday. Goaltender Carey Price hasn’t played since picking up an injury during the Olympics and will not play tonight.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. Last time out, James van Riemsdyk scored the game-winner as the Leafs won 5-3 in another Saturday night tilt on January 18.