The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens are struggling mightily on defense, and not surprisingly, wins have been hard to come by for these rivals.
Goals could be in abundance Saturday night at the Bell Centre, as the fading Maple Leafs look to avoid extending their season-high losing streak to seven games when they meet a Canadiens team coming off its first win in two weeks.
In the mix for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, Toronto (29-28-7) seemed to be in the market for an upgrade at goaltender heading into Monday's trade deadline. The Maple Leafs, however, decided to stick with Jonas Gustavsson and James Reimer, and neither has shown much promise in the two games since the deadline.
After Reimer made 18 saves in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Florida, Gustavsson stopped 30 of 34 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 defeat to Chicago. The latest loss was especially disheartening, considering the Leafs had a 3-1 lead in the first period after goals from Tyle...