The Toronto Maple Leafs will be looking to rebound from a stunning loss in Colorado when they continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday by visiting the Vegas Golden Knights as small -105 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto blew an early 3-0 lead on the way to Saturday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Avalanche, and has now lost three of four road contests going into Tuesday night’s matchup at T-Mobile Arena.
The Maple Leafs enjoyed steady performances at both ends of the ice during a preceding four-game win streak, outscoring opponents by a 20-7 overall margin. However, they have struggled to contain opposing shooters during a 1-1-2 run on the road, allowing an average of 41.5 shots and four goals per game.
And while the Maple Leafs have emerged victorious in five of seven all-time meetings with the Golden Knights, according to the OddsShark NHL Database, they have allowed 4.33 goals per game while going 1-2-0 in three previous trips to Vegas.
The Golden Knights are enduring an uneven run of their own as they prepare for Tuesday’s contest as -115 favourites. On Saturday, the Golden Knights were stymied by their former goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, as he led Chicago to a narrow 2-1 victory in his first appearance in Vegas since being dealt to the Blackhawks during the off-season. That marked their third defeat in four outings and fifth loss in eight home contests.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks will play for the first time since New Year’s Day as they visit the Florida Panthers as +190 underdogs at online sports betting sites. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on their schedule, the Canucks find themselves amid a lengthy stretch of nine straight road games. However, the scheduling shakeup has yet to slow them down as Vancouver has posted wins in eight of 10 outings, including a steady 4-0-1 run over the team’s past five road dates.
The Canucks have seen a number of players rebound from COVID-19 during their 10-day break, including Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson. Boeser was activated from the COVID list this past weekend, and the duo are reportedly traveling with the team to Florida.
Listed as strong -230 home chalk on the NHL odds for Tuesday, the Panthers return home after eking out a narrow 4-3 win in Carolina on Saturday. Florida also enjoys a four-game win streak on home ice, during which the team has potted six goals per game, and has topped the Canucks in four of their past five visits to FLA Live Arena.