MAPLE LEAFS (6-4-2) at CANADIENS (4-4-2)
7 p.m. ET; CBC, SN1, CITY, TVAS, NHL.TV
Michael Hutchinson is expected to start in the second of back-to-back games for the Toronto Maple Leafs when they face the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday.
Toronto, with Frederik Andersen in goal, defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Friday for its fourth win in seven games (4-2-1). Hutchinson is 0-2-1 with a 4.02 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in four games this season.
Carey Price will likely start in goal for Montreal, which will try to avoid a third straight loss after going 3-1-0 in its previous four games.
The Canadiens have allowed 11 power-play goals, tied with the Los Angeles Kings for most in the NHL, and their penalty killing success rate of 67.7 percent is 30th in the League.
Players to watch
Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games, and 16 points (12 goals, four assists) in 12 games against Montreal.
Canadiens forward Max Domi has eight points (two goals, six assists) during a seven-game point streak.
They said it
"We wanted a bounce-back game, get back in the win column, and then back-to-backs, we haven't been too good on them. So, we've got another test [Saturday] in Montreal and we've got to rest up, recover, and get ready to go." -- Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews after Toronto's victory against the San Jose Sharks on Friday
"It's mistakes that we're making within here. The system's in place and we've seen that when we do it well, it works. And when we step away from that or we're not in the right position is when we're getting scored on. So, it's just a matter of making sure that everone's in the correct position and we're all on the same page." -- Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry on penalty killing struggles
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Andreas Johnsson -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Ilya Mikheyev -- Alexander Kerfoot -- Mitchell Marner
Trevor Moore -- Jason Spezza -- Kasperi Kapanen
Dmytro Timashov -- Nicholas Shore -- Frederik Gauthier
Morgan Rielly -- Cody Ceci
Jake Muzzin -- Tyson Barrie
Kevin Gravel -- Justin Holl
Scratched: Nic Petan, Martin Marincin
Injured: John Tavares (broken finger), Zach Hyman (ACL), Travis Dermott (shoulder)
Canadiens projected lineup
Tomas Tatar -- Phillip Danault -- Brendan Gallagher
Jonathan Drouin -- Max Domi -- Joel Armia
Paul Byron -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi -- Artturi Lehkonen
Nick Cousins -- Nate Thompson - Nick Suzuki
Victor Mete -- Shea Weber
Mike Reilly -- Jeff Petry
Ben Chiarot -- Cale Fleury
Scratched: Jordan Weal, Christian Folin, Brett Kulak
Neither team held a morning skate. … Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock did not expect Hyman nor Dermott to be available to play in Montreal when he was asked about their status after the game Friday.
Marner has five assists in his past four games. … Muzzin has five points (one goal, four assists) in the past five games. … Kapanen has three points (two goals, one assist) in his past three games. … Weber has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past four games. … Danault has three points (two goals, one assist) in his past three games.