The Coach's Puck Line PUNISHER
(NHL) Toronto vs. Montreal, 02/14/2015 2:00 PM, Score: 1 - 2
Point Spread: 1.50 | -145.00 Toronto (Away)
Result: Win
The rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians is one of the oldest in sports. These teams will meet again at the Bell Center tonight, and the hosts are heavily favored. While Montreal has proven to be by far the better team in recent seasons, it hasn't prevented these two teams from playing close games in recent meetings.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Previous History - The Habs have won three straight in this series, but all three of those victories came in games decided by the exact same score (4-3). Toronto has won twice in it's last four trips to the Bell Center, and one of those two losses came in a game decided by just one goal.

2. Situational/Motivational - With the playoffs out of reach, and management already publicly announcing that they will clean house in the off-season, there aren't a lot of spots on the remaining schedule that are of importance to Toronto. This is one of those games though, and it should mean more to the visitors than it does to the hosts, who are battling for first place in the Eastern Conference.

3. X-Factor - The Leafs own a far more dangerous power-play, with 36 goals on the man advantage (compared to 27 for Montreal).

Selection: This is a play on the Toronto Maple Leafs (+1.5 Puck-Line)(8*)