TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-1) vs.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (1-1)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TAMPA BAY 1 2 2 5
TORONTO 0 1 2 3
- Michael Bunting scored for Toronto at 7:47 of the second period. Bunting recorded his first goal of the playoffs. Bunting appeared in his first career NHL playoff game.
- Mitch Marner scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:53 of the third period. Marner recorded his second goal of the playoffs. This marks the first occasion of his Stanley Cup Playoffs career
where he has scored in back-to-back games. Marner also posted the primary assist on Bunting’s goal. Marner recorded his third assist of the playoffs.
- Alexander Kerfoot scored shorthanded for Toronto 15:43 of the third period. Kerfoot recorded his first goal of the playoffs and the first shorthanded goal of his NHL playoff career.
- Auston Matthews registered the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal and the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Matthews has posted three assists through his last two playoff games. Matthews
recorded the third multi-assist outing of his NHL playoff career.
- Jake Muzzin recorded the primary assist on Marner’s goal. Muzzin posted his first assist of the playoffs. Muzzin has posted a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
- TJ Brodie registered the primary assist on Kerfoot’s shorthanded goal. Brodie posted his first
assist of the playoffs.
- Jack Campbell stopped 29 of 34 shots in tonight’s loss.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-4 on the power play and 4-for-7 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Toronto has scored shorthanded in back-to-back playoff games.
- Michael Bunting scored in his first career NHL playoff game. Per NHL Stats, Bunting became the
fourth Maple Leafs rookie in the past 30 years to score in their playoff debut, joining Mitchell Marner
(Game 1 of 2017 R1), Adam Mair (Game 3 of 1999 CSF) and Mark Kolesar (Game 3 of 1996 CQF).
- TJ Brodie was on the ice for a team-high 17 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- David Kämpf finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.16 percent
12 for, 7 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TAMPA BAY 9 (5) 14 (8) 11 (8) 34 (21)
TORONTO 13 (6) 8 (7) 13 (9) 34 (22)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
TAMPA BAY 17 (12) 22 (14) 14 (10) 53 (36)
TORONTO 29 (15) 17 (16) 19 (9) 65 (40)
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 6 (Marner)
Shot Attempts 9 (Marner, Matthews)
Face-off Wins 10 (Kämpf)
Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot – 3 won, 0 lost)
Hits 5 (Muzzin, Lyubushkin)
Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin, Brodie)
Takeaways 2 (Kerfoot, Matthews)
TOI 23:28 (Marner)
Power Play TOI 6:30 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI 5:51 (Muzzin)
Shifts 27 (Muzzin, Liljegren, Rielly, Giordano, Brodie)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 63.16% (Kämpf – 12 for, 7 against)
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*
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
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HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On Tampa Bay’s pushback:
“I thought that they would play better, that’s more of the team that we prepared for. I think it’s obviously
the difference of the game is special teams. At five-on-five it’s a pretty even hockey game, but their power
play was better and we took too many penalties.”
On tonight’s game:
“I think in the second half of the game, especially after we made it 2-1, I don’t think we grabbed the game
as well as they did. Obviously being shorthanded as much as we were, especially when we got down it
was hard to really get our game going and find our way back into it. So a couple opportunities off the rush
for them that they capitalized on, and obviously with that many power plays and the players they have on
their power play that puts a lot of stress on Soup and our penalty kill so we have to be more disciplined.
We came out pretty well, I think we had a pretty good start to the period, obviously tough break there on
the first goal against but in saying that in playoffs not everything is going to go your way you have to
overcome some things like that and I just think we weren’t able to get our game going just because of
how many times we were shorthanded today.”
On tonight’s game:
“We took too many penalties and gave their power play so many opportunities that eventually they’re
going to score, they’ve got a lot of skill over there and a lot of guys who can make plays. We were giving
up a lot of opportunities on the power play and we just got to make sure we stay out of the box and make
sure we’re playing five-on-five.