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The storied rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be reignited on Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena. How to watch NHL: Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, time, TV channel, live stream
The Canadiens are entering a new era and have placed faith in their younger core and will be without their veteran goaltender Carey Price, and now will rely on Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault to safeguard Montreal’s net. The strategic shift suggests the team is looking to build a new legacy, with the next generation of Canadiens leading the way.
Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs have been busy in the offseason, aiming to bolster a team that’s been on the cusp of deep playoff runs in recent years. The Leafs’ most significant acquisition is Tyler Bertuzzi, who is expected to join the top-scoring line. The additions of Max Domi, Martin Jones, John Klingberg, and Ryan Reaves showcase a team determined to address every aspect of their lineup.
This will be a good one tonight, here is everything you need to know to stream all the action on ESPN+’s NHL Power Play.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Scotiabank Arena (Toronto)
Streaming: ESPN+ (watch now)
The Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs open the 2023-24 National Hockey League regular season Wednesday at Scotiabank Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs odds, and make our expert NHL picks and predictions.
The Canadiens will have a new look after parting with plenty of veterans, while re-signing their younger core. The defense looks to be a weak spot, and Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault figure to guard the cage, with Carey Price no longer in the crease.
The Maple Leafs made some big moves to strengthen the team, adding Tyler Bertuzzi to the top scoring line, while bringing in Max Domi, Martin Jones, John Klingberg and Ryan Reaves to provide depth across the board.
Allen will get 1st crack at the cage in the opener, and the Leafs might be licking their chops to get at him. The veteran was just 1-1-0 with a 4.01 GAA and .890 SV% in 2 starts against the Leafs last season, including a 5-1 loss on Feb. 18, allowing 5 goals on 41 shots.
Samsonov resurrected his career last season in T-Dot after getting jettisoned by the Capitals. He went 19-3-0 with a 1.98 GAA and .927 SV% with 2 SO in 23 games at home last season, and he went 1-0-1 with a 1.99 GAA and .923 SV% in 2 starts against the Habs.
The Montreal Canadiens head to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday in both teams' first game of the 2023-24 NHL season. Montreal missed the playoffs last season and finished last year with the fifth-worst record in the NHL. Toronto, meanwhile, finally got out of the first round but was quickly eliminated by the Florida Panthers in the second round.
The Montreal Canadiens are firmly in a rebuild but do have a young core to build around with the likes of Cole Caufield, Kirby Dach, and Nick Suzuki.
Montreal also has a very good up-and-coming D-core but the goaltending is a big issue. Entering this season, the Habs have three goaltenders Jake Allen, Samuel Montembeault, and Cayden Primeau.