After such a porous start for both clubs, both teams are heading into tonight's original six matchup with their longest streak of the season and are currently playing their best hockey. The Red Wings...
Tank Nation rejoice.
A pattern of close, competitive losses is emerging in Leafland, equating to a 2-5-1 pre-season record.
These performances include bright showings from the team's youth, hitting, shot blocking and entertaining hockey.
Toronto Maple Leafs (28-20-12, t-12th in NHL) vs. Montreal Canadiens (32-21-8, 10th in NHL)
Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Statistics courtesy of SportingCharts.com