MAPLE LEAFS-LIGHTNING GAME 3


2022 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Monday, May 2, 7:30 pm, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay
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, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay (TBD)
Thursday, May 12, Toronto at Tampa Bay (TBD)*
Saturday, May 14, Toronto vs. Tampa Bay (TBD)*
*If Necessary
INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrazek (Groin)
Rasmus Sandin (Knee)
THE SERIES
SERIES RECORD vs. TAMPA BAY: 1-1
ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RECORD vs. TAMPA BAY: 1-1
ALL-TIME REGULAR SEASON RECORD vs. TAMPA BAY: 58-37-2-7 (HOME: 30-19-1-3/ROAD: 28-18-1-4)
LAST GAME
2021-22 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
RESULTS: The Maple Leafs went 2-2-0 in four games against Tampa Bay during the 2021-22 season. Toronto was 1-1-0 in two games played on
home ice and held a 1-1-0 record in two games in Tampa Bay.
LEADING SCORERS
Toronto: Matthews (3-4-7), Marner (1-4-5), Tavares (1-2-3)
Tampa Bay: Stamkos (2-7-9), Palat (3-3-6), Killorn (2-3-5)
GOALTENDERS
Toronto: Campbell (2-1-0; 2.33 GAA; .918 SV%), Kallgren (0-1-0; 8.02 GAA, 778 SV%)
Tampa Bay: Vasilevskiy (2-1-1; 2.97 GAA; 919 SV%)
Toronto Maple Leafs: Media Notes
Score: Toronto 3 vs. Tampa Bay 5
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
TOR Goals: Bunting, Marner, Kerfoot
TBL Goals: Hedman, Perry, Kucherov, Hagel, Point
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 29/34, .853 SV%
TBL Goaltender: Vasilevskiy, 31/34, .912 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-4
TOR Penalty Kill: 4-for-7
Team Notes:

  • Michael Bunting appeared in his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut during
    Wednesday’s game and went on to score his first career playoff goal. 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).
  • Mitch Marner scored during the third period of Wednesday’s game.
    Marner also scored in Game One against Tampa Bay, marking the first
    occasion of his Stanley Cup Playoffs career where he has scored in backto-back games.
  • Alexander Kerfoot scored Toronto’s third goal of the game shorthanded.
    The Maple Leafs recorded their second shorthanded goal of the
    postseason, currently leading all NHL playoff teams.
    MAPLE LEAFS CAREER LEADERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:
    Games Played: Jason Spezza (51)
    Goals: Jason Spezza (23)
    Assists: Jason Spezza (34)
    Points: Jason Spezza (57)
    Penalty Minutes: Wayne Simmonds (92)
    TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING CAREER LEADERS vs. MAPLE LEAFS:
    Games Played: Steven Stamkos (45)
    Goals: Steven Stamkos (22)
    Assists: Steven Stamkos (36)
    Points: Steven Stamkos (58)
    Penalty Minutes: Pat Maroon (38)
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF GAME LEADERS
    1) Jason Spezza – 92 GP
    2) Jake Muzzin – 67 GP
    3) Kyle Clifford – 65 GP
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF GOAL LEADERS
    1) Jason Spezza – 28 (92 GP)
    t-2) John Tavares – 15 (39 GP)
    t-2) Auston Matthews – 15 (34 GP)
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF ASSIST LEADERS
    1) Jason Spezza – 47 (92 GP)
    2) Mitch Marner – 23 (34 GP)
    t-3) Morgan Rielly – 17 (33 GP)
    t-3) Jake Muzzin – 17 (67 GP)
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF POINTS LEADERS
    1) Jason Spezza – 75 (92 GP)
    2) John Tavares – 31 (39 GP)
    3) Mitch Marner – 30 (34 GP)
    MAPLE LEAFS POSTSEASON HISTORY
  • The 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs mark the Maple Leafs’ 71st appearance in the postseason.
  • The Maple Leafs are playing in their 114th Stanley Cup Playoffs series.
  • Toronto has a record of 262-289-4 in 555 postseason games for the franchise.
    TORONTO ALL-TIME PLAYOFF GOAL LEADERS
    1) Wendel Clark – 34 (79 GP)
    t-2) Mats Sundin – 32 (77 GP)
    t-2) Dave Keon – 32 (89 GP)
    4) Ted Kennedy – 29 (78 GP)
    t-5) Steve Thomas – 26 (63 GP)
    t-5) George Armstrong – 26 (110 GP)
    TORONTO ALL-TIME PLAYOFF ASSIST LEADERS
    1) Doug Gilmour – 60 (52 GP)
    2) Darryl Sittler – 40 (64 GP)
    t-3) Red Kelly – 38 (70 GP)
    t-3) Mats Sundin – 38 (77 GP)
    5) Borje Salming – 37 (81 GP)
    TORONTO ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS
    1) Doug Gilmour – 77 (52 GP)
    2) Mats Sundin – 70 (77 GP)
    3) Dave Keon – 67 (89 GP)
    4) Darryl Sittler – 65 (64 GP)
    5) Wendel Clark – 61 (79 GP)
    HOW THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE BUILT
    PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
    THE MAN ADVANTAGE, 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON
    Draft (7) Free Agent (11) Trade (8)
    2018 – Sandin (29th overall) 2021 – Kaše (July 31) 2022 – Blackwell (Mar. 20)
    2017 – Liljegren (17th overall) 2021 – Mrazek (July 28) 2022 – Giordano (Mar. 20)
    2016 – Matthews (1st overall) 2021 – Bunting (July 28) 2022 – Lyubushkin (Feb. 19)
    2015 – Marner (4th overall) 2021 – Kämpf (July 28) 2021 – Clifford (Nov. 16)
    2014 – Engvall (188th overall) 2021 – Källgren (May 19) 2020 – Anderson (Oct. 10)
    2014 – Nylander (8th overall) 2020 – Brodie (Oct. 9) 2020 – Campbell (Feb. 5)
    2012 – Rielly (5th overall) 2020 – Simmonds (Oct. 9) 2019 – Kerfoot (July 1)
    2019 – Spezza (July 1) 2019 – Muzzin (Jan. 28)
    2019 – Mikheyev (May 6)
    2018 – Tavares (July 1)
    2016 – Holl (July 2)
    NAME PRONUNCIATION NAME PRONUNCIATION
    Joey Anderson JOH-ee AN-duhr-suhn Timothy Liljegren TIH-moh-thee LIHL-yeh-grehn
    Colin Blackwell KAW-lihn BLAK-wehll Ilya Lyubushkin IHL-yah loo-BUHSH-kihn
    TJ Brodie TEE-JAY BROH-dee Mitch Marner MIHTCH MAHR-nuhr
    Michael Bunting MIGH-kuhl BUHN-tihng Auston Matthews AW-stuhn MA-thewz
    Jack Campbell JAK KAM-buhl Ilya Mikheyev ihl-YAH mihk-HAY-ehv
    Kyle Clifford KIGHL KLIHF-fuhrd Petr Mrazek PEE-tuhr M’RAZ-ihk
    Pierre Engvall pee-AIHR EHNG-vuhl Jake Muzzin JAYK MUH-zihn
    Mark Giordano MAHRK jee-ohr-DAN-oh William Nylander WIHL-yuhm NEE-lan-duhr
    Justin Holl JUHS-tihn HOHL Morgan Rielly MOHR-guhn RIGH-lee
    Erik Källgren AIR-ihk SHAHL-grehn Rasmus Sandin RAZ-muhs san-DEEN
    David Kämpf DAY-vihd KAMPF Wayne Simmonds WAYN SIH-muhnds
    Ondrej Kaše AWN-dray KAH-sheh Jason Spezza JAY-suhn SPEHT-zuh
    Alexander Kerfoot al-ehx-AN-duhr KUHR-fuht John Tavares JAWN tah-VAHR-ehs
    Power Play: 63/231 (27.3%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 16 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 31 – Nylander (13G, 18A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
    ON THE PK, 2021-22 REGULAR SEASON
    2021-22 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
    2021-22 REGULAR SEASON GAME HIGHS
    Penalty Kill: 192/234 (82.1%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 4 – Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 4 – Mikheyev (4G), Kämpf (2G, 2A), Marner (3G, 1A)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
    CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
    GOALS 60 – Matthews HITS 148 – Simmonds
    ASSISTS 62 – Marner BLOCKED SHOTS 106 – Brodie
    POINTS 106 – Matthews (60G, 46A) TAKEAWAYS 92 – Matthews
    POWER PLAY POINTS 31 – Nylander (13G, 18A) TOI PER GAME 23:44 – Rielly
    SHORTHANDED POINTS
    4 – Kämpf (2G, 2A), Mikheyev (4G),
    Marner (3G, 1A)
    PP TOI PER GAME 3:06 – Marner, Matthews
    PIMs 96 – Simmonds SH TOI PER GAME 2:36 – Muzzin
    SHOTS 348 – Matthews WINS 31 – Campbell
    FACEOFF% 60.6% – Tavares GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 2.64 – Campbell
    5-on-5 SHOT ATTEMPT % 59.71% – Matthews SAVE PERCENTAGE .914 – Campbell
    CATEGORY HOME ROAD
    Most Goals, Game
    3 – Matthews, Dec. 1 vs. COL, Jan. 31 vs. NJD,
    March 8 vs. SEA
    4 – Marner, Feb. 26 at DET
    Most Assists, Game 4 – Rielly, Dec. 7 vs. CBJ 4 – Bunting, Feb. 26 at DET
    Most Points, Game
    4 – Marner, Nov. 6 vs. BOS, (1G, 3A) – Rielly,
    Dec. 7 vs. CBJ (4A) – Matthews, Jan. 31 vs. NJD
    (3G, 1A)
    6 – Marner, Feb. 26 at DET (4G, 2A)
    Most Shots, Game
    8 – Matthews, Oct. 18 vs. NYR, Nov. 12 vs. CGY,
    Dec. 1 vs. COL, March 5 vs. VAN – Mikheyev,
    March 15 vs. DAL
    12 – Matthews, April 7 at DAL
    Time on Ice, Game 27:58 – Rielly, Jan. 26 vs. ANA 27:41 – Rielly, Jan. 15 at STL
    Most Saves, Game 45 – Campbell, Feb. 18 vs. PIT 44 – Campbell, Jan. 8 at COL
    CATEGORY GAME PERIOD
    Most Goals, For 10 – Feb. 26 at DET 5 – 3rd, Jan. 29 at DET
    Most Goals, Against 8 – Apr. 21 at TBL 5 – 3rd, Feb. 26 at DET
    Most Shots, For 53 – Feb. 12 at VAN 25 – 3rd, Oct. 14 at OTT
    Most Shots, Against 49 – Jan. 8 at COL, April 5 at FLA 23 – 3rd, Nov. 6 vs. BOS
    Fewest Shots, For 18 – Jan. 11 at VGK 2 – 3rd, Jan. 11 at VGK
    Fewest Shots, Against
    18 – Jan. 12 at ARI, Mar. 26 at MTL, April 7 at
    DAL
    2 – 2nd, Oct. 18 vs. NYR – 3rd, Jan. 31 vs. NJD

LIGHTNING BOLTS

LAST GAME
Lightning 5 at Toronto 3
Tampa Bay bounced back with a 5-3 victory over Toronto in Game 2 of the teams’ best-of-seven First Round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs to
level the series at a game apiece…The Lightning have won their last eight Game 2s and are 23-10 all-time in Game 2s, including a 10-3 mark in road
Game 2s…Tampa Bay improved to 16-0 in games following a loss over the last three postseasons, a streak that started with a win in an opening round
robin game in the 2020 Playoffs and is the longest-such streak in NHL playoff history…Victor Hedman notched a career-high four points (goal, 3
assists) and Nikita Kucherov chipped in three points (goal, 2 assists) to lead the Lightning charge…Lightning netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped
31-of-34 shots to pick up his 50th career playoff win…Tampa Bay never trailed in the win…Brandon Hagel netted what would prove to be the gamewinning goal at 1:33 of the third period for his first career playoff goal, which gave the Bolts a 4-1 lead at the time…Pat Maroon skated in his 50th career
playoff game with Tampa Bay.
PP: TBL – 3-7 TOR – 0-4
SOG: TBL – 34 TOR – 34
Attendance: 19,135
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning and the Maple Leafs are playing Game 3 of their best-of-seven First Round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs…The Bolts and Leafs
are meeting for the first time in the postseason in Tampa…Tampa Bay is 19-13 all-time in Game 3s, including a 6-6 mark in home Game 3s…The
Lightning are 11-9 in Game 3s under head coach Jon Cooper, including a 2-3 mark at home…Steven Stamkos is Tampa Bay’s all-time leader for
scoring against Toronto (reg. season and playoffs), notching 22-37–59 pts. in 45 games.
TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The First Round series between the Lightning and Maple Leafs is tied one game apiece and shifts to Tampa’s AMALIE Arena for the first time in the
series…Tampa Bay is 6-7 in playoff home openers (includes 2020 Playoffs home opener in Toronto bubble at Scotiabank Arena)…The Lightning are
playing their first playoff game at AMALIE Arena since a Cup-clinching Game 5 vs. Montreal in the Stanley Cup Final July 7, 2021, a 1-0 victory where
then-rookie Ross Colton scored the only goal of the game (2nd – 13:27)…The Bolts are 12-6 all-time in playoff series when splitting the opening two
games of the series (2-5 when starting the series on the road).
INJURIES
2021-22 Reg. Season Man Games Lost: 185
2022 Playoffs Man Games Lost: 0
Current injuries
None
TRANSACTIONS
Apr. 30 – Recalled F Riley Nash from AHL Syracuse
Apr. 15 – Re-signed G Brian Elliott to a one-year contract through the 2022-23 season
HED OF THE CLASS
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman scored a goal and added three assists Game 2 at TOR to set a career high and a record for a Lightning
defenseman for scoring in a playoff contest and match his career high for assists in the postseason (also: 0-3–3 pts. Game 1 2021 1st Rd. at FLA and 0-
3–3 pts. Game 3 2021 1st Rd. vs. FLA)…Hedman became the sixth different player in franchise history to register four or more points in a playoff
contest, joining Nikita Kucherov (3x), Brayden Point (2x), Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn and Vincent Lecavalier…Hedman scored his 20th career
playoff goal with three seconds left in the first period on a power play for Tampa Bay’s first goal of the series, the Swedish defenseman becoming the
ninth Lightning player all-time to reach 20 goals in the postseason and the third active defenseman to notch at least 20 career postseason goals, joining
Kris Letang (22) and Brent Burns (20)…Hedman owns the most postseason points among active NHL defensemen.
NHL ALL-TIME ACTIVE DEFENSEMAN PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS

  1. Victor Hedman (TBL) – 20-72–92 pts. (134 GP)
    T-2. Kris Letang (PIT) – 22-65–87 pts. (144 GP)
    T-2. Duncan Keith (EDM) – 18-69–87 pts. (137 GP)
    Hedman became the 19th defenseman in NHL history to reach the 90-point mark for his postseason career and pulled into a tie for 16th place among
    the NHL’s all-time defenseman playoff scoring leaders.
    Tampa Bay Lightning: Media Notes
    NHL ALL-TIME DEFENSEMAN PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS
  2. Brian Leetch – 28-69–97 pts. (95 GP)
    T-16. Bobby Orr – 26-66–92 pts. (74 GP)
    T-16. Victor Hedman – 20-72–92 pts. (134 GP)
    T-16. Red Kelly – 33-59–92 pts. (164 GP)
    T-19. Sandis Ozolinsh – 23-67–90 pts. (137 GP)
    T-19. Sergei Gonchar – 22-68–90 pts. (141 GP)
    ANDREI THE GIANT
    Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31-of-34 shots Game 2 at TOR to collect his 50th career playoff win and become the 22nd NHL goalie
    all-time to win at least 50 playoff games and just the third active NHL goalie, joining Marc-Andre Fleury (91) and Braden Holtby (50)…Playing his 83rd
    career postseason game, Vasilevskiy required the seventh-fewest games to 50 wins all-time in the NHL, behind only Jacques Plante (69 GP), Ken
    Dryden (73 GP), Billy Smith (74 GP), Gerry Cheevers (80 GP), Patrick Roy (82 GP) and Turk Broda (82 GP)…Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0 (1.31 GAA
    and .948 save percentage) in games following a postseason loss since 2020.
    IN THE NIK OF TIME
    Bolts forward Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal and added two assists Game 2 at TOR for his 18th career playoff game with three or more
    points…Kucherov has posted multiple points in seven of his last 10 games going back to the regular season and has registered at least one point in nine
    of the last 10 contests…Kucherov is Tampa Bay’s franchise leader for playoff goals (45), assists (85), points (130), power-play scoring (55 PP pts.) and
    plus/minus (+28)…Since Kucherov entered the NHL in 2013-14, he leads all NHL players for postseason scoring by a wide margin.
    NHL PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS SINCE 2013-14
  3. Nikita Kucherov (TBL) – 45-85–130 pts. (115 GP)
  4. Sidney Crosby (PIT) – 30-60–90 pts. (94 GP)
  5. Victor Hedman (TBL) – 20-66–86 pts. (116 GP)
    SCOREY PERRY
    Tampa Bay forward Corey Perry scored a goal Game 2 at TOR for his first playoff goal as a member of the Lightning and his 46th career playoff
    goals…Perry ranks eighth among active NHL players for playoff goals.
    NHL ACTIVE PLAYOFF GOAL LEADERS
    T-6. Logan Couture (SJS) – 48 goals (116 GP)
    T-6. Patrice Bergeron (BOS) – 48 goals (162 GP)
  6. Corey Perry (TBL) – 46 goals (169 GP)
    T-9. Nikita Kucherov (TBL) – 45 goals (115 GP)
    T-9. Brad Marchand (BOS) – 45 goals (134 GP)
    T-9. Jonathan Toews (CHI) – 45 goals (137 GP)
    Perry registered his 109th career playoff point and ranks 12th among active NHL players for postseason scoring.
    NHL ACTIVE PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS
  7. Jonathan Toews (CHI) – 119 pts. (137 GP)
  8. Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) – 110 pts. (135 GP)
  9. Corey Perry (TBL) – 109 pts. (169 GP)
  10. Brad Marchand (BOS) – 108 pts. (134 GP)
    STAMMER TIME
    Lightning captain Steven Stamkos tallied a power-play assist Game 2 at TOR for his first point of these playoffs and his 73rd career playoff
    point…Stamkos pulled into a tie with Ondrej Palat for fourth place among Tampa Bay’s all-time playoff scoring leaders.
    TBL ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS
  11. Nikita Kucherov – 45-85–130 pts. (115 GP)
  12. Victor Hedman – 20-72–92 pts. (134 GP)
  13. Brayden Point – 37-37–74 pts. (69 GP)
    T-4. Steven Stamkos – 32-41–73 pts. (96 GP)
    T-4. Ondrej Palat – 37-36–73 pts. (117 GP)

    PUTTING UP PALAT OF POINTS
    Bolts forward Ondrej Palat skated in his 117th career playoff contest in Game 2 at TOR to move into sole possession of second place among Tampa
    Bay’s all-time playoff games played leaders and is one of five Lightning players with over 100 games of playoff experience with the franchise.
    TBL ALL-TIME PLAYOFF GAMES PLAYED LEADERS
  14. Victor Hedman – 134 GP
  15. Ondrej Palat – 117 GP
  16. Tyler Johnson – 116 GP
  17. Nikita Kucherov – 115 GP
  18. Alex Killorn – 113 GP
    POINTING THE WAY
    Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point scored a power-play goal Game 2 at TOR for his first point of these playoffs and his 37th career playoff goal, pulling
    into a tie with Ondrej Palat for second place among the Bolts’ all-time playoff goal leaders.
    TBL ALL-TIME PLAYOFF GOAL LEADERS
  19. Nikita Kucherov – 45 goals (115 GP)
    T-2. Brayden Point – 37 goals (69 GP)
    T-2. Ondrej Palat – 37 goals (117 GP)
  20. Alex Killorn – 34 goals (113 GP)
    Point led the NHL playoffs for goals in 2020 and 2021, netting 14 goals in each postseason…Point is the eighth different player in NHL history to lead the
    playoffs for goals in consecutive seasons, joining Jari Kurri (1987-88 and 1984-85), Mike Bossy (1981-83), Phil Esposito (1969-70), Bobby Hull (1962-
    63), Maurice Richard (1946-47), Gordie Drillon (1938-39) and Howie Morenz (1924-25)…Point is aiming to become just the second player in NHL history
    to lead the playoffs for goals in three-consecutive seasons and join Mike Bossy (1981-83).
    MAC TRUCK
    Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh blocked two shots Game 2 at TOR and has seven blocked shots total for the 2022 Playoffs, ranking tied for
    second among all skaters…McDonagh now has 368 blocked shots for his playoff career, ranking second all-time in the NHL.
    NHL PLAYOFF ALL-TIME BLOCKED SHOTS LEADERS
  21. Dan Girardi – 383 blocked shots (143 GP)
  22. Ryan McDonagh – 368 blocked shots (164 GP)
  23. Brooks Orpik – 349 blocked shots (156 GP)
    GOING IN FOR THE KILL
    Bolts forward Alex Killorn tallied an assist Game 2 at TOR for his first point of these playoffs and his 69th career playoff point, pulling ahead of Martin
    St. Louis and into sixth place among Tampa Bay’s all-time playoff scoring leaders.
    TBL ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS
  24. Ondrej Palat – 37-36–73 pts. (117 GP)
  25. Alex Killorn – 34-35–69 pts. (113 GP)
  26. Martin St. Louis – 33-35–68 pts. (63 GP)
  27. Tyler Johnson – 32-33–65 pts. (116 GP)
    MILESTONES
    Ondrej Palat (9 career playoff GWGs) can pass Tyler Johnson and take sole possession of first place among TBL’s all-time playoff game-winning
    goal leaders with his next game-winning goal
    NOTEWORTHY
    AMALIE Arena has sold out 275-consecutive games (includes playoffs), the NHL’s longest active sellout streak beginning 3/26/15 (2020-21 season
    excluded due to social distancing protocols

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