After dropping game 1 at home the Toronto Maple Leafs can clinch their first-round best-of-seven playoff series Thursday night with a victory in Game 5 over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.
The Toronto Maple Leafs come off a 4-0 win on Tuesday backstopped by net-minder Jack Campbell who has stood on his head in this series and been nothing short of perfect in goal.
Montreal has been outscored 12-4 in the series while going 0-for-13 on the power play. Toronto has dominated the second period with an 8-1 advantage in goals.
Montreal are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games. Montreal are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto. Montreal are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road. Montreal are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing as the underdog. Toronto are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games against Montreal. Toronto are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home. Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games played on a Thursday. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games played on a Thursday when at home.
The Canadiens simply need to keep these games low-scoring and rely on players like Gallagher to come through for them offensively if they are to extend this to a game 6 back home where for the first time this season fans will be in the stands at the Bell Centre.
Vegas Bookmakers have the Toronto Maple Leafs listed at (-240) on the money line to close out this series on Thursday so you’ll need to lay a big number on he blue and white on this night if you’re looking for them to win and advance to round #2.
Prediction: Toronto 4-1 final
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