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Day: May 3, 2022
YANKEES 3, BLUE JAYS 2
Postgame Notes for Monday, May 2, 2022
NEW YORK YANKEES (17-6) at TORONTO BLUE JAYS (15-9)
R H E LOB Win: Holmes (2-0)
NEW YORK 3 7 0 5 Loss: García (0-2)
TORONTO 2 9 1 6 Save: Green (1)
First Pitch: 7:07 pm One-Run Games: 9-3 Temperature: 20°C/68°F
Last Pitch: 10:01 pm Extra-Inning Games: 1-1 Wind: N/A
Game Time 2:54 Comeback Wins: 7 Attendance: 18,577
BLUE JAYS NOTES:
• Dropped to 15-9 overall this season and 9-5 at Rogers Centre…Have still won nine of their last 13
games…Slipped to 5-3 in series openers this year and 7-5 against the AL East…Are now 2-3 against New
York this season…Moved to 7-3 on the year when outhitting their opponent, and 9-3 in one-run games.
• ROSS STRIPLING tossed 4.0 innings, giving up a pair of runs on five hits with no walks and three
strikeouts…The only damage came on a Gleyber Torres two-run homer in the 4th, the first home run
surrendered by Stripling this season…Has given up exactly five hits in each of his last three
outings…Marked the 10th time a Blue Jays starter has not issued a walk this season, tied with Tampa for the
most such instances in the Majors.
• BO BICHETTE drove in Toronto’s first run of the game with an RBI double in the 4th, his 3rd double of the
season, all of which have come against New York…Also singled in the 6th, finishing the game 2-for-4, his 6th
multi-hit game of the year.
• GEORGE SPRINGER singled in the 1st and 4th innings, going 2-for-4 on the night…Marked his 9th multi-hit
game of the season…Has hit safely in four of five games against the Yankees this year, batting .364 (8-for22) with two doubles, a home run, and four RBI (.982 OPS).
• LOURDES GURRIEL JR. hit safely for a 5th straight game after a single in the bottom of the 8th…Has
notched at least one hit in 18 of 24 games this season.
• TYLER HEINEMAN extended his hitting streak to three games with a double in the 7th, part of a 1-for-3
effort…Has gone 4-for-11 (.364) across six games this season with a pair of doubles and an RBI (.909
• Extended their season-high winning streak to 10 games, the longest streak in the Majors this season…The
10-game win streak is tied for their 2nd longest since 2006, trailing only a 13-game streak from 8/14-
8/27/21…Moved to 17-6 overall on the season and 7-3 away from Yankee Stadium…Are now 9-5 against
divisional opponents this year, and 14-1 when hitting at least one home run.
• JORDAN MONTGOMERY gave up two runs on six hits over 5.0 innings with no walks and five
strikeouts…Has allowed 3ER or fewer in every start this year, and in 29 of his 35 starts since the beginning
of 2021…Yankee starters have allowed 3ER or fewer in 22 of 23 starts this season, and no more than 2ER
in 18 of those starts.
• GLEYBER TORRES opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the 4th, his 3rd longball of the year…Also drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th with a two-out single…Finished the game 2-for-4
with 3 RBI, his 4th multi-hit game of the season.
• DJ LeMAHIEU singled and stole a base in the 3rd, part of a 1-for-4 night…Has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games, hitting .324 (23-for-71) with 12 runs, five doubles, a home run, and eight RBI in that span.
HOME RUNS # Outs Type Field Count Off Inning Score Before
Gleyber Torres 3 2 2R RCF 1-1 Stripling 4th 0-0
UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS: (All Times Eastern)
Tuesday, May 3 vs. New York Yankees, 7:07 pm…RHP Alek Manoah (4-0, 1.44) vs. RHP Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.26)
Wednesday, May 4 vs. New York Yankees, 7:07 pm…LHP Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.52) vs. LHP Nestor Cortes (1-0, 1.31)
MAPLE LEAFS 5, LIGHTNING 0
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-0) vs.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (0-1)
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TAMPA BAY 0 0 – 0
TORONTO 1 3 1 5
- Jake Muzzin scored for Toronto at 18:19 of the first period. Muzzin scored his first goal of the
playoffs and 10th goal of his NHL playoff career.
- Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 6:18 of the second period. He
scored his second goal of the game at 8:16 of the third period. Matthews recorded the second multi-goal game of his NHL postseason career. Matthews has scored 15 career playoff goals.
Matthews also recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Matthews recorded his first assist of the playoffs and 12th assist of his NHL playoff career. With a three-point game, Matthews tied
a single-game NHL playoff career-high which he has recorded on one other occasion during the Stanley Cup Playoffs (May 22, 2021 vs. MTL).
- David Kämpf scored shorthanded for the Maple Leafs at 9:27 of the second period. Kämpf posted his first goal of the playoffs and second goal of his NHL playoff career. Kämpf’s first NHL career playoff goal was also scored shorthanded. Per NHL Stats, Kämpf became the eighth player to have each of his first two career playoff goals come shorthanded (since 1933-34).
- Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 16:39 of the second period. Marner recorded his first goal of
the playoffs and sixth goal of his NHL playoff career. Marner also registered the primary assist on
Matthews’ power play goal and the primary assist on Kämpf’s shorthanded goal. Marner has
recorded 22 career playoff assists. With a three-point game, Marner tied his single-game NHL playoff career-high which he has marked on one other occasion (Aug. 7, 2020 at CBJ).
- Ondřej Kaše recorded the primary assist on Muzzin’s goal and the primary assist on Matthews’
second goal of the game. Kaše recorded the second multi-assist game of his NHL playoff career.
- Ilya Mikheyev registered the secondary assist on Muzzin’s goal. Mikheyev recorded his first
assist of the playoffs and the first point of his NHL playoff career.
- John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Matthews’ power play goal. Tavares posted his
first assist of the playoffs and 16th assist of his NHL playoff career.
- Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Rielly recorded
his first assist of the playoffs and 16th assist of his NHL playoff career.
- Jack Campbell stopped 24 of 24 shots in tonight’s win. Campbell recorded the second shutout of his
NHL playoff career, with his first dating back to May 25, 2021 at MTL.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-6 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Pierre Engvall was on the ice for a team-high 13 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Pierre Engvall finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 72.22 percent
(13 for, 5 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TAMPA BAY 5 (2) 11 (6) 7 (6) 23 (14)
TORONTO 8 (6) 11 (6) 12 (6) 31 (18)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TAMPA BAY 12 (9) 24 (13) 17 (15) 53 (36)
TORONTO 16 (10) 19 (11) 18 (9) 53 (30)
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 6 (Matthews)
Shot Attempts 6 (Matthews, Engvall, Nylander)
Face-off Wins 13 (Tavares)
Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Blackwell – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits 6 (Muzzin)
Blocked Shots 5 (Rielly, Giordano)
Takeaways 3 (Matthews)
TOI 22:47 (Brodie)
Power Play TOI 9:24 (Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI 7:23 (Kämpf)
Shifts 31 (Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 72.22% (Engvall – 13 for, 5 against)
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 pm, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay
Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm, Toronto at Tampa Bay
Sunday, May 8, 7:00 pm, Toronto at Tampa Bay
Tuesday, May 10, TBD, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay*
Thursday, May 12, TBD, Toronto at Tampa Bay*
Saturday, May 14, TBD, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay*
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game and the team’s successful penalty kill:
“…We had a lot of guys that were really good today, our team played really well. Our crowd was
unbelievable tonight. I thought the crowd was the first star of the game, despite having a lot of guys that
were good. I thought that they carried us through that five-minute kill. Our players played hard, they got
life and we had some chances and the way that our crowd responded and then didn’t let up for the rest of
the game from there. I always get asked questions down the stretch of the regular season about how
important home ice was and I felt that it would be important, but I didn’t feel like it would be that important.
It’s my first playoff game coaching the Leafs with a full building here and I certainly felt, and talking to
some others who have been in the building and that have been through this, our crowd, you can feel the
love for this team and the excitement for this team and I thought they were outstanding tonight and our
team just didn’t look back.”
On tonight’s game:
“I thought we played fast. I thought we played through the contact, we played through a long five-minute
penalty kill there. Our penalty kill was huge tonight, I think that brought us a lot of momentum. Soupy was
incredible and we were able to capitalize on some chances so I thought it was a really good effort by us.
A lot of really good things that we did tonight but it’s a series. It’s going to be a long series, it’s a really
good team on the other end and they’re going to be ready next game. Have to watch this one, learn from
it, obviously a really great win but we have to move on to the next one.”
On tonight’s game:
“Happy with the way we just performed. Didn’t let anything really bother us. Two big penalty kills right off
the start but just from there I think the whole group settled in nicely. Felt like there wasn’t a whole lot
going on five-on-five to be honest but other than that we played our game, we played with speed, we
played with quickness and we got around the net.”
On tonight’s win, earning a shutout:
“I’m just really proud of the effort in front of me. Starting off the game with a couple huge kills and boys
just played so hard. Obviously, they’re an amazing team over there, they aren’t going to be thrilled about
the game one. But that’s what it is, it’s game one of the series and we really like the way we played but
we have to refocus here.