Tampa Bay lead the Division by six points over the Toronto Maple Leafs with the Ottawa Senators a further three games back. Toronto have also won four in a row with victories over the Vegas Golden Knights, Minnesota Wild and a sweep of the home and home back-to-back series with the Boston Bruins on Friday and Saturday.
The Maple Leafs take the next few days off before hosting the surprising New Jersey Devils on Thursday at the Air Canada Centre. It’s then off to the Bell Centre for Toronto’s second match-up of the year against the Montreal Canadiens.
The visitors picked up a 4-3 overtime triumph, also in Montreal, in the middle of October with Auston Matthews netting the winner in the extra frame.