Toronto at Ottawa – 3:30 p.m. ET – The Arena at TD Place
Watch on Linear TV: CBC
Streaming: CBC Gem, YouTube

Toronto won every game they played in February (5), and now have a record of 5 RW, 3 OTW, 0 OTL, and 5 L. They have 21 Points, 11 games remaining, and a Points % of .538. They are in second place by percentage.

Ottawa won two games in February, and now have a record of 4 RW, 0 OTW, 4 OTL, and 5 L. They have 16 Points, 11 games remaining and a Points % of .410 for fifth place.


Ottawa is good on the power play, not great on the PK, and they have a goal differential of -2. Their problem is almost entirely goaltending/defence. Emerance Maschmeyer has the worse Save % (.905) of regular starting goalies.

They don't have a game-breaking forward, but they do have scoring depth.


Toronto allowed eight goals against in their February run, and scored 18. They now have six players with more than one goal! Now that's spreading it around.

Good enough goaltending means when the offence clicks, the team can win.

The Game

Note the time! This is an afternoon game.

With the season just over half done, there's still a lot of points on the table – 33 for each of Toronto and Ottawa. It would be very easy for the standings to be completely different at the end of the hectic March schedule. This is the first of six games for Toronto between now and March 23.