Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver
Canucks
6 - 9 - 0
Toronto
Maple Leafs
9 - 2 - 1
February 08, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
 | Scotiabank Arena

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Vancouver
Canucks
6 - 9 - 0
Toronto
Maple Leafs
9 - 2 - 1
February 08, 2021, 7:00 PM EST
 | Scotiabank Arena
  • The panic levels are rising in Vancouver as the Canucks have now lost four in a row and are getting blown out almost every night. On Monday, they finish off a three-game series with the North Division-leading Toronto Maple Leafs and opened as heavy underdogs.

    Vancouver Canucks vs Toronto Maple Leafs
    • Date/Time: February 8, 7 p.m. ET
    • Arena: Scotiabank Arena
    • TV Coverage: RSNP
    • Sportsbook Odds: Maple Leafs -190 | O/U 6.5 (Line History)
    • Canucks vs Maple Leafs Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The game opened with the Leafs as favorites at -190 and that line has shifted even further in the Leafs’ favor. It can now be found in the -193 to -215 range. The total opened at 6.5 with the OVER the favorite in the -115 range and has stayed that way at most sportsbooks.

    Vancouver News & Notes

    Offense is not a problem for the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver leads the league in high-danger scoring chances, overall scoring chances and goals at even strength. The top players on the team have been getting plenty of heat from the media but they are producing on the offensive end.

    The problems with the Canucks are on defense. While leading the league in those three key categories, the Canucks are also the worst in the league in those same three categories on the defensive end. No team has allowed more goals at even strength than Vancouver’s 41. Twenty-eight teams have allowed fewer than 30.

    The defensive pairing of Quinn Hughes and Jordie Benn has been particularly poor defensively as their seven goals against at 5-on-5 is tied for third-most in the league. The pairing of Alex Edler and Jalen Chatfield is tied for fourth-most. Goaltender Thatcher Demko, who allowed seven goals to Toronto last Thursday, is likely to get the start in this game.

    Toronto News & Notes

    Through 12 games, the Maple Leafs power play is running at an otherworldly 38.5 percent. While that number is not sustainable and is bound to regress, it shows the potency of Toronto’s offensive playmakers. Mitch Marner leads the way with seven power-play points and 20 points overall while Auston Matthews’ 10 goals (seven at even strength) are tops in the league.

    But much like Vancouver, Toronto’s issues this season have come on the back end. The Leafs have allowed the eighth-most overall scoring chances and the seventh-most high-danger scoring chances. In terms of specific players, the pairing of TJ Brodie and Morgan Rielly has allowed the fourth-most goals at even strength this season.

    Goaltender Freddy Andersen has played better of late and sports a .896 save percentage with a 7-2-1 record. He likely gets the start in this matchup.

    Betting Pick: OVER 6.5

    It is hard to pick the Canucks to win anything right now. But the one thing we do know is they can score goals. On the flip side, the Leafs offense is on fire and the Canucks defense is struggling, so we will keep hammering the OVER until either team proves it can defend.

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    Shark Bites
    • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Vancouver’s last 15 games.
    • Vancouver is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games against Toronto.
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.

Odds

Monday, February 8 Mon Feb 8


Opening
Current

Puckline
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+1.5
-140
+165
o6.5
-130
-1.5
+120
-190
u6.5
+110
Puckline
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+1.5
-130
+180
o6.5
-118
-1.5
+110
-201
u6.5
+107

Edge Finder

1.38
Goals
1.80
32.14
Shots
34.74
19.62
PP/PK Percentage
31.54
1.38
Goals
1.80
0.35
1st Period
0.60
0.51
2nd Period
0.54
0.47
3rd Period
0.59
32.14
Shots
34.74
9.73
1st Period
11.52
11.18
2nd Period
11.87
10.65
3rd Period
10.67
1.74
Power Play Chances
1.40
0.34
Power Play Goals
0.44
19.62
PP/PK Percentage
31.54

Head To Head

VAN
Stat Type TOR
3-6-1
Record
7-1-2
2-8
O/U
2-8
2.00
Score
3.90
28.70
Shots
34.20
4.00
Power Play Goals
4.00
29.00
Number of Power Plays
32.00
13.79%
Power Play Percentage
12.5%
87.5%
Penalty Kill Percentage
86.21%
VAN
Stat Type TOR
0-3-0
Record
3-0-0
1-2
O/U
1-2
2.00
Score
5.33
24.67
Shots
32.67
2.00
Power Play Goals
2.00
8.00
Number of Power Plays
13.00
25%
Power Play Percentage
15.38%
84.62%
Penalty Kill Percentage
75%
Feb 6/21 (1 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Away
Home
1
Score
5
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
28
Shots
31
1
Power Play Goals
1
4
Number of Power Plays
4
25%
Power Play Percentage
25%
75%
Penalty Kill Percentage
75%
Feb 4/21 (2 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Away
Home
3
Score
7
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
19
Shots
37
1
Power Play Goals
1
2
Number of Power Plays
5
50%
Power Play Percentage
20%
80%
Penalty Kill Percentage
50%
Feb 29/20 (3 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Away
Home
2
Score
4
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
27
Shots
30
0
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
4
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Dec 10/19 (4 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Home
Away
1
Score
4
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
39
Shots
26
0
Power Play Goals
0
2
Number of Power Plays
2
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Mar 6/19 (5 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Home
Away
3
Score
2
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
31
Shots
30
1
Power Play Goals
0
4
Number of Power Plays
2
25%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
75%
Jan 5/19 (6 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Away
Home
0
Score
5
6.5 o
O/U
6.5 u
28
Shots
34
0
Power Play Goals
0
3
Number of Power Plays
0
0%
Power Play Percentage
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Jan 6/18 (7 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Away
Home
2
Score
3
5.5 o
O/U
5.5 u
36
Shots
36
1
Power Play Goals
0
3
Number of Power Plays
4
33.3%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
66.7%
Dec 2/17 (8 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Home
Away
2
Score
1
6 o
O/U
6 u
26
Shots
36
0
Power Play Goals
0
1
Number of Power Plays
2
0%
Power Play Percentage
0%
100%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Dec 3/16 (9 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Home
Away
3
Score
2
5.5 o
O/U
5.5 u
24
Shots
40
0
Power Play Goals
1
2
Number of Power Plays
4
0%
Power Play Percentage
25%
75%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%
Nov 5/16 (10 of 10)
VAN
Stat Type TOR
Away
Home
3
Score
6
5 o
O/U
5 u
29
Shots
42
0
Power Play Goals
1
6
Number of Power Plays
5
0%
Power Play Percentage
20%
80%
Penalty Kill Percentage
100%

Team Records

VAN
Record TOR
6-9
All
9-2-1
4-2
Home
5-1
2-7
Away
4-1-1
3-0
As Fav
9-3-1
3-9
As Dog
0-0
6-9
ATS
4-8
4-2
ATS Home
4-2
2-7
ATS Away
0-6
10-5
O/U
6-5-1
4-2
O/U Home
2-3-1
6-3
O/U Away
4-2
VAN
Record TOR
4-6
All
8-1-1
3-2
Home
4-1
1-4
Away
4-0-1
3-0
As Fav
8-2-1
1-6
As Dog
0-0
4-6
ATS
4-6
3-2
ATS Home
4-1
1-4
ATS Away
0-5
6-4
O/U
4-5-1
3-2
O/U Home
1-3-1
3-2
O/U Away
3-2
VAN
Record TOR
6-9
All
9-2-1
4-2
Home
5-1
2-7
Away
4-1-1
3-0
As Fav
9-2-1
3-9
As Dog
0-0
6-9
ATS
4-8
4-2
ATS Home
4-2
2-7
ATS Away
0-6
10-5
O/U
6-5-1
4-2
O/U Home
2-3-1
6-3
O/U Away
4-2
VAN
Record TOR
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
VAN
Record TOR
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
As Fav
0-0
0-0
As Dog
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Tanner Pearson LW IR (11/10), Hand
Thatcher Demko G IR (12/01), Lower Body
Tucker Poolman D Is out for season, Upper Body
Ilya Mikheyev LW Is out for season, Knee
Will Lockwood RW Is out indefinitely, Concussion
Name Position Inj Desc
T.J. Brodie D IR (01/10), Ribs
Jake Muzzin D IR (10/17), Neck
Matt Murray G Is out indefinitely, Undisclosed
Auston Matthews C IR (01/29), Knee
Victor Mete D IR (12/27), Lower Body
Nicholas Robertson LW Is out indefinitely, Shoulder

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line SHOTS SA PP PK GOALIE
Feb 6, 2021 TOR 1-5 L +150 28 31 1/4 3/4 Frederik Andersen
Feb 4, 2021 TOR 3-7 L +145 19 37 1/2 4/5 Frederik Andersen
Feb 2, 2021 MON 3-5 L +145 39 33 1/3 4/4 Jake Allen
Feb 1, 2021 MON 2-6 L +145 29 40 0/3 2/3 Carey Price
Jan 30, 2021 WPG 4-1 W +105 39 24 0/3 1/1 Connor Hellebuyck
Jan 28, 2021 OTT 4-1 W -170 25 37 1/4 5/5 Matt Murray
Jan 27, 2021 OTT 5-1 W -160 35 43 1/3 3/4 Marcus Hogberg
Jan 25, 2021 OTT 7-1 W -145 35 36 0/2 5/5 Matt Murray
Jan 23, 2021 MON 2-5 L +120 25 33 0/3 3/3 Carey Price
Jan 21, 2021 MON 3-7 L +130 17 42 1/5 8/9 Jake Allen
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Date Opp Score SU Line SHOTS SA PP PK GOALIE
Feb 6, 2021 VAN 5-1 W -170 31 28 1/4 3/4 Braden Holtby
Feb 4, 2021 VAN 7-3 W -165 37 19 1/5 1/2 Thatcher Demko
Jan 30, 2021 EDM 3-4 L -125 29 31 1/2 1/2 Mikko Koskinen
Jan 28, 2021 EDM 4-3 W -130 27 29 2/4 5/7 Mikko Koskinen
Jan 26, 2021 CAL 4-3 W -115 21 26 1/2 3/4 Jacob Markstrom
Jan 24, 2021 CAL 3-2 W -120 32 33 1/4 3/4 Jacob Markstrom
Jan 22, 2021 EDM 4-2 W -145 29 32 2/2 2/2 Mikko Koskinen
Jan 20, 2021 EDM 1-3 L -150 26 22 0/2 2/3 Mikko Koskinen
Jan 18, 2021 WPG 3-1 W -170 38 28 1/1 4/4 Connor Hellebuyck
Jan 16, 2021 OTT 3-2 W -210 40 19 1/4 5/5 Matt Murray
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