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The Vancouver Canucks improved to 3-0 in their last three games against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upset win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday night. Vancouver will try to pull off another upset on Tuesday night in their second game back from their long COVID-19 hiatus.
Vancouver is a +250 home underdog on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Maple Leafs (-300) have lost four straight games with a record of 0-2-2 over that stretch.
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Braden Holtby may have needed a month off more than any other player on the Canucks roster after getting off to a disastrous start with his new team. Holtby got the start on Sunday with Thatcher Demko still on the shelf due to COVID-19 conditioning issues and stopped 37 of the 39 shots that he faced to help lead Vancouver to a 3-2 upset win as +320 home underdogs. Demko is listed as questionable to return for this game. The Canucks will be without Alexander Edler who was suspended for two games for his knee-to-knee collision with Zach Hyman in Sunday’s game.
With their win as an underdog on Sunday, the Canucks improved to 12-19-2 as a betting underdog this season per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Auston Matthews returned to the lineup and scored his 33rd goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough to help spark the Maple Leafs’ slumping offense. Toronto has scored exactly two goals per game in each of its last four games since averaging 3.39 goals per game over the team’s first 41 games. The Maple Leafs have also been shaky in their own zone of late allowing four goals per game over their last five games.
Tuesday night’s total is set at six goals at online betting sites. The UNDER is 7-0 in Vancouver’s last seven home games against Toronto.
Vancouver deserves a lot of credit for coming off of a long layoff with so many players out and still defeating the Maple Leafs. Doing so again will be tough, but the Canucks should have some confidence heading into Tuesday night’s game as they’ve now pulled off big upsets in their last three games against Toronto.