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Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Pick & Prediction APR 7TH 2021

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Zach Hyman and Auston Matthews each had a goal and an assist on a milestone night for Jack Campbell as the Toronto Maple Leafs recorded a 3-2 win over the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Campbell stopped 32 of 34 shots, improving his record to a perfect 10-0-0. The ten-game winning streak is the longest by a goalie in Maple Leafs franchise history, and it ties an NHL record for longest win streak to start a season.

The Leafs have won five straight games and haven't lost in regulation (8-0-1) over their last nine games.

T.J. Brodie also scored for Toronto. It was Brodie's first goal of the season and first since joining the Maple Leafs as a free agent last October.

Corey Perry scored both of Montreal's goals for his first multi-goal outing of the season.

Matthews and Perry each scored within the first 2:15 of the first period, as both the Leafs and Habs each converted their first shots.

Fifty-four seconds into the game, Matthews took the puck around Montreal's net and fired it past Jake Allen for the star forward's 28th goal of the season. Matthews has scored in each of his last three games, and has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in his last eight games.

Montreal responded just 81 seconds later. Perry took a pass from Nick Suzuki and made a nifty move in front of net for the close-range wrist shot.

Despite outshooting the Maple Leafs by a 17-4 margin in the second period, the Habs couldn't score the go-ahead goal. Jonathan Drouin had perhaps Montreal's best chance on a partial breakaway in the final minute of play, but Campbell made the save.

The Canadiens' inability to capitalize on that second-period pressure proved critical, as the Maple Leafs' offense re-emerged. Brodie and Hyman each scored within the first 11 minutes of the third period.

Perry's second goal came 17:45 into the third period, giving the Habs some late hope.

Allen stopped 29 of 32 shots.

Leafs rookie Alexander Barabanov recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Brodie's goal.

Toronto is 4-1-0 in five games against Montreal this season.

--Field Level Media

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  • Ottawa L 4 - 0
  • Calgary W 1 - 2
  • Calgary L 4 - 1
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  • Winnipeg L 5 - 0
  • Winnipeg L 4 - 2
  • @Toronto L 2 - 3
  • Edmonton W 2 - 3
  • Ottawa L 6 - 3
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  • @Vancouver L 2 - 3
  • Winnipeg L 5 - 2
  • Calgary L 3 - 2
  • @Montreal L 2 - 4
  • Ottawa W 5 - 6
  • Montreal W 2 - 3
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  • @Winnipeg W 2 - 1
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Last Meetings

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  • Canadiens @ Maple Leafs 2-3
  • Maple Leafs @ Canadiens 5-3
  • Canadiens @ Maple Leafs 2-1
  • Maple Leafs @ Canadiens 4-2
  • Canadiens @ Maple Leafs 4-5
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Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning3013161 17-0-513-0-8152117L16-0-4
Florida Panthers2912361 15-0-414-0-8147125L16-0-3
Toronto Maple Leafs2812561 14-0-714-0-5147120L46-0-2
Boston Bruins2512454 14-0-611-0-6125110L27-0-2
Montreal Canadiens1915644 10-0-109-0-5126123L23-0-7
Detroit Red Wings1624537 10-0-106-0-14105148L24-0-3
Ottawa Senators1626335 9-0-107-0-16126166L14-0-6
Buffalo Sabres1226428 5-0-147-0-12111154L15-0-3

Western Conference

Colorado Avalanche309363 18-0-412-0-5154101L19-0-1
Minnesota Wild2813258 17-0-411-0-9137117L27-0-2
Winnipeg Jets2715155 11-0-716-0-8144120L16-0-3
Nashville Predators2521151 14-0-911-0-12126132L26-0-4
Chicago Blackhawks2120345 11-0-810-0-12129144L15-0-5
St. Louis Blues1918442 7-0-1012-0-8124135L23-0-6
Dallas Stars1814642 11-0-67-0-8125111L26-0-2

Eastern Conference

Carolina Hurricanes2910361 16-0-313-0-7142107L16-0-2
Washington Capitals2913260 14-0-615-0-7163141L16-0-4
New York Islanders2813359 18-0-210-0-11127105L26-0-4
Pittsburgh Penguins2814258 16-0-312-0-11152126L16-0-3
New York Rangers2316450 11-0-712-0-9151118L17-0-1
Philadelphia Flyers2018343 9-0-1011-0-8128162L23-0-4
Columbus Blue Jackets1523636 8-0-87-0-15116158L61-0-8
New Jersey Devils1424230 4-0-1710-0-7109150L61-0-8

Western Conference

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Edmonton Oilers2715256 14-0-813-0-7141121L16-0-2
Arizona Coyotes2021343 11-0-99-0-12123146L14-0-6
Calgary Flames1923240 10-0-109-0-13118133L24-0-6
San Jose Sharks1822238 8-0-1010-0-12118149L54-0-6
Vancouver Canucks1718236 10-0-97-0-9103122L36-0-3
Los Angeles Kings1620537 7-0-99-0-11114127L23-0-7
Anaheim Ducks1425533 5-0-169-0-9103147L23-0-6

Last Injuries

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Zach Hyman

    Early May | out

    Hyman is out of the lineup with a sprained MCL and is expected to miss at least two weeks.

  • Ilya Mikheyev

    Ques Tues | questionable

    Mikheyev is dealing with an unknown ailment, and it is unclear if he will take on the Canucks on Tuesday.

  • Auston Matthews

    Prob Sun | probable

    Matthews missed the last game with a wrist injury, but it is projected that he will take the ice Sunday versus the Canucks.

  • Nicholas Robertson

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Robertson has been designated for the COVID-19 Protocol list, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Frederik Andersen

    Lower Body
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Anderson has wound up on the long-term injured reserve list due to a lower-body injury, and there is no timetable for recovery..

  • William Nylander

    Out indefinitely | out

    Nylander is sidelined while on the COVID-19 Protocol list, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

Montreal Canadiens

  • Carey Price

    Upper Body
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Price left the previous game with an upper-body injury, and it is unknown if he will play Wednesday against the Oilers.

  • Brendan Gallagher

    Mid May | I-R

    Gallagher is on the injured reserve list with a fractured right thumb, and he is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season.

  • Ben Chiarot

    Late April | I-R

    Chiarot is on the long-term injured reserve list with a right hand fracture, and he is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

  • Carey Price

    Lower Body
    Late April | out

    Price is dealing with a lower-body injury, and it is projected that he will not be available until the end of April.

  • Joel Armia

    Out Mon | out

    Armia has been activated from the COVID protocol list, but he will not lace up against the Maple Leafs on Monday.