The Toronto Maple Leafs are first in the North Division, with an excellent record of 26-10-3, or 55 points in 39 games this season. This is an incredible 116 point pace over 82 games.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are not only first in the North, they are just one point out of first overall, and are third in the league by points-percentage.
The Leafs only have 17 games left in the season, including tonight’s matchup against the Montreal Canadiens.
Toronto Maple Leafs Head-To-Head With:
Montreal Canadiens: 3-1-0
The Leafs have 6 games left against the Canadiens. I think it’s hard to tell exactly what they’ll look like, but tonight’s game could be a big tell. I’m expecting these games to be physical and fun to watch, considering both teams will be playing with everything they have. The Leafs will be doing so to stay first, and the Canadiens, to secure their spot in the playoffs.
Vancouver Canucks: 3-2-0
They’ll be playing each other another 4 times, 3 this month (Apr. 17, 19, and 30) but with most Canucks players being on the COVID-19 protocol list, your guess is as good as mine as to whether these meetings will be postponed or not, and as to what these games will look like.
Winnipeg Jets: 4-2-0
The Leafs also have 4 games left against the Jets, who are currently in second place (49 points), followed closely by the Edmonton Oilers (48 points). These four games will be important to determine if the Leafs will be staying at the top of the division. We can expect a lot of physicality from both these teams.
Ottawa Senators: 4-2-1
The Leafs will be facing the Senators for another two games. Although they’re currently last in the division, the Senators haven’t given up yet and are still playing with everything they’ve got. It should be a fun match-up.
Calgary Flames: 6-2-0
There’s only one Flames-Leafs game left, and it will be on Apr. 13. It goes without saying that it should be an easy win for the Leafs. The Flames have been struggling recently with their coaching change, the end of the regular season fast approaching, and the absence of intensity required to clinch a playoff spot.
Edmonton Oilers: 6-1-2
The Leafs have played all their games against the Edmonton Oilers this regular season, winning 6 out of the 9 games, including 2 back-to-back shutouts. So, if these 2 teams were to meet again in the playoffs, I think the Leafs will be more than ready.
The Leafs will be facing the Canadiens at home tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST. with Jack Campbell in net.