The Toronto Maple Leafs kick off their NHL campaign on Wednesday evening, as they look to improve on yet another underwhelming display in the playoffs last term. They come up against Canadian rivals, the Montreal Canadiens on opening night.

Before Betting On Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs

The dreams of the Toronto Maple Leafs once again start on opening night, as the Canadian side collides with the Montreal Canadiens. It was yet another disappointment for the Leafs last term, as they exited the playoff in the second round. Despite that, the team were able to end their extremely long wait for a first round success, and that could be something that they may be able to build on this term.

Toronto has endured a mixed pre-season, as they have lost twice in their previous three matches, and needed overtime to land victory in their home match against the Detroit Red Wings last week. However, pre-season form means little when the NHL action proper gets underway on Wednesday.

The Montreal Canadiens will be the first visitors to the Scotiabank Arena this term, as they look to build on a very disappointing 2022-23 season. They went 31-45-6 in the NHL last term, which included an away record of 14-24-3. That was a contrasting record to the one that they enjoyed in the previous season, which saw them reach the Stanley Cup finals.

There is likely to be confidence surrounding their chances this term, as they have enjoyed a solid period of off-season matches. The Habs have won each of their last two, which includes an overtime success against the Maple Leafs a few weeks ago.

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs Offshore Odds & Pick

Game ResultOdds
Montreal Canadiens3.46
Toronto Maple Leafs1.35

It promises to be an exciting night of opening round matches in the NHL on Wednesday. However, it could be challenging to overlook the Leafs, as they have an excellent home record against the Habs.