The Toronto Maple Leafs (2-0-1) meet Stanley Cup holders the St. Louis Blues (1-0-1) in the NHL at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday evening.
The Maple Leafs have won two of their opening three games, with the one loss coming on the road at the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The Maple Leafs led 4-1 early in what proved to be a crazy third period, but the Canadiens rallied to take the game into overtime and a shootout to win 6-5.
Matthews scored twice for Toronto, with their other goals coming from Alexander Kerfoot, Trevor Moore and William Nylander. Michael Hutchinson stopped 37 shots.
The Maple Leafs are a team averaging 4.67 Goals per Game and they have the early leading goalscorer in the NHL this season in five-goal Auston Matthews.
The Blues won their first game of the regular season in beating the Dallas Stars 3-2 on home-ice on Saturday night. David Perron, Brayden Schenn and Sammy Blais scored for the Blues. Jordan Binnington stopped 28 shots.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues Betting Lines & Prediction
Toronto will want to put Saturday’s loss quickly behind them and with the likes of Matthews, John Tavares and Mitch Marner on the roster (although all three failed to score against Montreal in the shootout defeat), the Maple Leafs have the forwards to strike fear into any opposition team.
The best betting tip for us here is for the Maple Leafs to return to winning ways with a victory over the Stanley Cup champions.