TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (45-19-5 – 95 Points) at
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (43-19-7 – 93 Points)
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 3 2 6
TAMPA BAY 1 1 0 2
- Pierre Engvall scored for Toronto at 1:59 of the first period. Engvall recorded his 13th goal of the
season. Engvall has scored in back-to-back games and registered a point in three-straight games
- Auston Matthews scored for the Maple Leafs at 1:46 of the second period, 9:57 of the second period and 7:08 of the third period. Matthews has posted 54 goals this season. Matthews also recorded the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Matthews posted his 38th assist of the season. Matthews has scored
in six-consecutive games (8G) and has posted 23 points (17G, 6A) through his last 13 games played.
- Alexander Kerfoot scored for Toronto at 12:25 of the second period. Kerfoot posted his 12th goal of
- Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 11:24 of the third period. Marner recorded his 29th goal of the
season. Marner also posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game and the primary
assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Marner has posted 55 assists this season. Marner is
currently on a 10 game-point streak where he has registered 22 points (6G, 16A).
- David Kämpf posted the primary assist on Engvall’s goal. Kämpf registered his 14th assist of the
- Michael Bunting recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Bunting registered
his 34th assist of the season. Bunting has recorded an assist in back-to-back games (3A).
- TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s goal. Brodie posted his 19th assist of the season.
Brodie has posted an assist in back-to-back games.
- Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s goal. Holl posted his 15th assist of the
- Jack Campbell stopped 32 of 34 shots in tonight’s win.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
- With his 54th goal of the season scored during tonight’s game, Auston Matthews tied the Maple
Leafs franchise record for most goals scored in a season, previously set by Rick Vaive during the
- Auston Matthews marked his fourth hat trick of the season and seventh of his NHL career.
- Per NHL Stats, only four other Maple Leafs players have recorded four or more hat tricks in a single
season: Reg Noble (5x in 1917-18), Babe Dye (5x in 1924-25 & 4x in 1922-23), Darryl Sittler (5x in
1980-81) and Rick Vaive (4x in 1983-84).
- Auston Matthews tied a single-game career-high four points (3G, 1A) during tonight’s game,
marking the 11th four-point outing of his NHL career.
- Mitch Marner posted three points (1G, 2A) in tonight’s win, recording his six-straight multi-point
games. Marner has registered 15 points (2G, 13A) during his streak.
- Colin Blackwell recorded a single-game career-high six hits during tonight’s game.
- TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 24 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Wayne Simmonds finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 72.73
percent (8 for, 3 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 14 (12) 14 (13) 11 (10) 39 (35)
TAMPA BAY 12 (11) 11 (11) 11 (10) 34 (32)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TORONTO 21 (18) 21 (20) 16 (15) 58 (53)
TAMPA BAY 17 (15) 21 (21) 22 (18) 60 (54)
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- The Maple Leafs are 20-12-3 on the road this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 58-36-2-7 in 103 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning and 28-17-1-4
in 50 games played in Tampa Bay.
- Toronto is 26-10-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 12-6-0 against the Atlantic
Division this season.
- Toronto is 30-6-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 14-7-0 when tied after one period and 33-1-2 when leading after two periods.
- Toronto is 27-13-4 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 6-3-1 in Monday games and 6-4-1 in the first game of a back-to-back.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 7 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts 9 (Bunting)
Face-off Wins 8 (Kämpf, Tavares)
Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Engvall – 2 won, 0 lost)
Hits 6 (Blackwell)
Blocked Shots 3 (Lyubushkin)
Takeaways 2 (Marner)
TOI 21:52 (Holl)
Power Play TOI 1:06 (Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI 2:21 (Kämpf)
Shifts 27 (Holl, Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 72.73% (Simmonds – 8 for, 3 against)
April 5 Leafs at Florida FLA Live Arena 7:00 pm ET
April 7 Leafs at Dallas American Airlines Center 8:30 pm ET
April 9 Leafs vs. Montreal Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
April 12 Leafs vs. Buffalo Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
April 14 Leafs vs. Capitals Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
April 16 Leafs at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 7:00 pm ET
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On whether he gets caught up in moments like Matthews tying the franchise record:
“I wouldn’t say I get caught up in it but I’m aware of it. I think it’s outstanding. First of all, getting the 50
goals, that in itself is a milestone for him and then no hesitation he’s onto the next thing which is the next
game and the next challenge. I think his focus remains on leading this team and that’s the best part about
him, he just stays humble and continues to work he knows he’s a great player and knows that goals are
going to come it’s just part of what he does for our club but he’s leading our team in lots of different ways
and that’s what I’m most excited about, but no doubt the accomplishment of tying that record here and
doing it so convincingly here on the road against a team like this and just around the corner from getting
the 55th is pretty outstanding.”
On tonight’s hat trick, franchise tying record and the win:
“This was a big game for us obviously and they’re a really good team, they know how to win so it was an
important game for us. At this point in the season, all these points count and really matter so I thought it
was just a really full effort from all 23 guys, all four lines and three sets of defence for a full 60 minutes. It
was just a complete game from everybody.”
On seeing hats fly onto the ice in a road game:
“I don’t think it’s any secret that we travel pretty well, especially in this part of the US, in Florida. I think a
lot of people migrate down here towards this area and especially in the winter time so it’s fun playing out
here and fun having the visiting support from our fans coming from all over the place.”
On having the chance to beat the single season franchise goal record:
“It’s humbling, it means a lot. Obviously just to be in the same sentence as a guy like Rick Vaive and
some of these other guys that have come before us and to kind of represent what it means to be a
Toronto Maple Leaf so it means a lot and it’s extremely humbling.”
On Matthew’s tying the franchise lead in goals scored during a season:
“I feel like a proud brother to be honest. Even when that 50th went in – imagine how excited he was, I
was trying to keep my energy pretty low but I was quite fired up when he got 50. He does a lot for us on
that ice, it’s great to see him get rewarded. Like I said, it kind of feels like a proud brother moment. We’ve
been through a lot together and just trying to continue pushing each other every day and it’s great to see
On Matthews’ big night:
“I mean it’s fun to watch him. He leads by example every day and works so hard. He’s such a great
teammate and to see him get the results on the ice like he’s been doing it’s just incredible. Knowing him
he’s just going to be more motivated to keep it going.”
On tonight’s win:
“It’s a big win for our team. We’re in a battle for the standings and they’re a great team so it was definitely
nice to come in here and get two points and onto the next one.”
On playing Vasilevskiy:
“It’s always fun being at the other end and playing Vasilevskiy. He’s such an amazing goalie and athlete
and it’s one of the most fun parts of the game is playing the best. Thankfully we came out with two points