Golden Knights visit the Maple Leafs after Smith’s 2 goal-game
Toronto; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Vegas visits the Toronto Maple Leafs after Reilly Smith scored two goals in the Golden Knights’ 2-1 victory against the Blue Jackets.
The Maple Leafs have gone 5-2-3 in home games. Toronto is sixth in the league recording 9.3 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.9 assists.
The Golden Knights are 5-2-0 on the road. Vegas averages 10.6 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the league. Brayden McNabb leads the team serving 22 total minutes.
The teams face off Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Auston Matthews has recorded 18 total points while scoring 12 goals and collecting six assists for the Maple Leafs. Kasperi Kapanen has scored four goals over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 5-3-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.6 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
Maple Leafs: 5-3-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Maple Leafs Injuries: Jake Muzzin: day to day (personal).