Montreal hosts Toronto following overtime victory
Montreal; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs visit Montreal after the Canadiens took down Anaheim 3-2 in overtime.
The Canadiens are 14-15-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Montreal leads the league shooting 34.6 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals.
The Maple Leafs are 8-7-1 against the rest of their division. Toronto ranks fourth in the NHL recording 9.6 points per game, averaging 3.6 goals and 6.0 assists.
In their last meeting on Oct. 26, Montreal won 5-2. Jonathan Drouin scored two goals for the Canadiens.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tomas Tatar has recorded 51 total points while scoring 20 goals and collecting 31 assists for the Canadiens. Jeff Petry has recorded two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.
LAST 10 GAMES: Maple Leafs: 5-4-1, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.4 assists, 2.7 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .878 save percentage.
Canadiens: 7-3-0, averaging three goals, 5.1 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canadiens: Victor Mete: day to day (illness), Ryan Poehling: day to day (undisclosed), Tomas Tatar: day to day (undisclosed), Jordan Weal: day to day (illness), Carey Price: day to day (illness).