The standout game in the NHL on Thursday evening comes from the Scotiabank Arena, as the Toronto Maple Leafs look to bounce back to winning ways against the Dallas Stars. The visiting side has started the new season in excellent form after winning each of their previous three fixtures.

Before Betting On Stars vs Maple Leafs

This already looks a big game at the start of the NHL season for Sheldon Keefe and his Toronto Maple Leafs team. The Leafs have lost two of their opening four league fixtures, and already look to be struggling for momentum and consistency despite the campaign being at its infancy stage.

Toronto come into this fixture off the back of their second defeat of the season, which has already seen them allow 12 goals. Their latest defeat also came at the Scotiabank Arena, as they were beaten 4-2 by the Arizona Coyotes. The Leafs never had the lead in the game, and went into the final period 2-0 down. Mitch Marner and William Nylander scored the goals in the defeat.

As for the Stars, it has been an excellent start to the season. They currently sit at the top of the Central Division, as they have won all three games that they have played. During that time, they have scored an impressive 13 goals and have allowed just three.

Their latest success was a big 4-1 win at home against the Winnipeg Jets. Jani Hakanpaa, Miro Heiskanen, Joel Kiviranta and Tyler Seguin scored the goals in that win. However, the Leafs have a very strong record in this fixture, as they have won three of the previous four games. That includes a 4-0 win in the previous meeting between the sides at the Scotiabank Arena last season.

Stars vs Maple Leafs NHL Offshore Odds

Offshore SportsbookStarsMaple Leafs

This is a tricky game to call, due to Toronto’s inconsistency in the NHL this season. However, we would side with the more progressive and consistent Dallas Stars to get a big win on the road in Toronto.