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

LIGHTNING 5, MAPLE LEAFS 3 SERIES 1-1

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

SCORING NOTES

  • 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.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • 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.
    OF NOTE…
  • 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)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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*
    *if necessary
    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.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    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.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    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.”
    MITCH MARNER
    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.

LIGHTNING-MAPLE LEAFS GAME 2

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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
Michael Bunting (Undisclosed)
Petr Mrazek (Groin)
Rasmus Sandin (Knee)
THE SERIES
SERIES RECORD vs. TAMPA BAY: 1-0

ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RECORD vs. TAMPA BAY: 1-0
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 5 vs. Tampa Bay 0
Date: Monday, May 2, 2022
TOR Goals: Muzzin, Matthews (2x), Kämpf, Marner
TBL Goals: –
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 24/24, 1.000 SV%
TBL Goaltender: Vasilevskiy, 27/32, .848 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-6
TOR Penalty Kill: 5-for-5
Team Notes:

  • Both Auston Matthews (2G, 1A) and Mitch Marner (1G, 2A) recorded
    three points during Monday’s Game One win. Matthews and Marner tied
    single-game NHL playoff career-highs.
  • David Kämpf scored shorthanded in Monday’s win. This marked the
    second shorthanded goal of Kämpf’s postseason career. Per NHL Stats,
    Kämpf became the eighth player to have each of his first two career playoff
    goals come shorthanded (since 1933-34).
  • Jack Campbell stopped 24 of 24 shots in Monday’s win. Campbell
    recorded the second shutout of his NHL playoff career, with his first dating
    back to May 25, 2021 at MTL.
  • Colin Blackwell, Timothy Liljegren and Ilya Lyubushkin made their
    Stanley Cup Playoffs debut, May 2 vs. TBL.
    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 – 66 GP
    3) Kyle Clifford – 65 GP
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF GOAL LEADERS
    1) Jason Spezza – 28 (92 GP)
    t-2) John Tavares – 15 (38 GP)
    t-2) Auston Matthews – 15 (33 GP)
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF ASSIST LEADERS
    1) Jason Spezza – 47 (92 GP)
    2) Mitch Marner – 22 (33 GP)
    3) Morgan Rielly – 17 (33 GP)
    TORONTO ACTIVE PLAYOFF POINTS LEADERS

    1) Jason Spezza – 75 (92 GP)
    2) John Tavares – 31 (38 GP)
    3) Mitch Marner – 28 (33 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 262-288-4 in 554 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)
  • ON THE POWER PLAY
  • 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

LAST GAME
Lightning 0 at Toronto 5
Tampa Bay lost its 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs opener, falling 5-0 at Toronto in Game 1 of a First Round series…The Lightning and Maple Leafs met
each other for the first time in a playoff game…Tampa Bay was shut out for the 15th time in a playoff game in franchise history and the first time since
Game 7 of the 2018 Eastern Conference Final vs. Washington…Toronto netted the opening goal of the First Round series at 18:19, Jake Muzzin
sending a shot through traffic into the back of the net to give Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead…Auston Matthews netted a power-play goal at 6:18 of the second to
increase the Leafs’ lead to 2-0…David Kampf scored shorthanded at 9:27 of the second to make it 3-0 Toronto…The Maple Leafs took a 4-0 lead when
Mitchell Marner scored at 16:39 of the second…Auston Matthews scored his second goal of the game at 8:16 of the third period for the 5-0 final…Andrei
Vasilevskiy surrendered five goals on 33 shots in defeat…The Lightning suffered their largest margin of defeat in the postseason under head coach
Jon Cooper and tied for the largest playoff margin of defeat in franchise history (also: 6-1 loss in Game 6 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinal vs. PHI
Apr. 27, 1996).
PP: TBL – 0-5 TOR – 1-6
SOG: TBL – 24 TOR – 33
Attendance: 19,338
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning and the Maple Leafs are playing Game 2 of their best-of-seven First Round series in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Tampa Bay has won
its last seven Game 2s and is 22-10 all-time in Game 2s…The Bolts are 9-3 all-time in road Game 2s…Tampa Bay was a perfect 15-0 in games following
a loss over its back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 2020 and 2021 (includes 2020 Stanley Cup round robin games plus a win in the opening
2020 round robin game following a loss to Columbus in the 2019 First Round) and holds the NHL record for consecutive wins in the playoffs following a
loss, four more wins than the next highest mark of 11 set by Montreal from Apr. 11, 1985 to May 18, 1986.
TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Lightning have been shut out four times in franchise history in a series opener following their Game 1 loss at Toronto but have rallied to win two of
those previous three series: Tampa Bay lost 3-0 at Pittsburgh in Game 1 of a 2011 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal and won the series in seven games;
the Bolts were blanked 3-0 vs. Washington in Game 1 of a 2003 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal and won the series in six games…Tampa Bay is 10-8
all-time in a playoff series when losing Game 1 with wins in its last three such instances, all three coming during its back-to-back Stanley Cup
championships (lost Game 1 of 2020 Eastern Conference Semifinal vs. BOS, came back to win the series in five games; lost Game 1 of 2020 Stanley
Cup Final vs. DAL, came back to win the series in six games; lost Game 1 of 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinal vs. NYI, came back to win the series in seven
games)…The Lightning are 13-5 all-time in Game 2s when suffering a Game 1 loss, including an 8-3 mark under head coach Jon Cooper.
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
STAMMER TIME
Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos ranks fifth in Lightning franchise history for playoff scoring (72 pts.) and sixth for goals (32)…Stamkos needs one
goal to move past Tyler Johnson and tie Martin St. Louis for fifth place among the Bolts’ all-time leading playoff goal scorers.
TBL ALL-TIME LEADING PLAYOFF GOAL SCORERS

  1. Alex Killorn – 34 goals (112 GP)
  2. Martin St. Louis – 33 goals (63 GP)
    T-6. Steven Stamkos – 32 goals (95 GP)
    T-6. Tyler Johnson – 32 goals (116 GP)
  3. Vincent Lecavalier – 24 goals (63 GP)
    Stamkos set career highs for assists (64) and scoring (106 pts.) in the 2021-22 regular season and produced just the fifth 100-point season in Lightning
    history, joining Nikita Kucherov (2x), Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier as Bolts to register 100 points in a season…Stamkos scored 42 goals in
    2021-22, boosted by a hat trick in the regular season finale Apr. 29 at NYI, to record his franchise-most sixth season with 40+ goals…Stamkos paced the
    Tampa Bay Lightning: Media Notes
    Lightning for goals (T-9th in NHL), scoring (T-6th in NHL), power-play goals (T-3rd in NHL) and game-winning goals (T-1st in NHL) in the regular season
    ANDREI THE GIANT
    Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28-of-33 shots in a loss Game 1 at TOR, his first defeat since Apr. 19 (27-of-31 saves in 4-3 loss vs.
    DET) after finishing the 2021-22 regular season on a four-game win streak…Vasilevskiy needs one win to record his 50th career playoff victory and
    become the 22nd goalie all-time in the NHL and fifth active goalie to reach the milestone…Since entering the NHL in 2014-15, Vasilevskiy has more
    playoff victories than any other NHL goalie by a sizable margin.
    NHL POSTSEASON WINS LEADERS SINCE 2015 PLAYOFFS
  4. Andrei Vasilevskiy – 49 wins (77 GS)
  5. Braden Holtby – 40 wins (75 GS)
  6. Marc-Andre Fleury – 38 wins (69 GS)
    HED OF THE CLASS
    Bolts defenseman Victor Hedman established career highs for goals (20), assists (65) and scoring (85) in the 2021-22 regular season and set franchise
    marks for assists and scoring by a defenseman…Hedman recorded just the second 20-goal season by a Lightning defenseman all-time, joining Dan
    Boyle, who netted 20 goals in 2006-07…Hedman paced all Lightning skaters for assists and ranked eighth among all NHL skaters in the regular
    season…Hedman posted an assist in the final eight games of the regular season (1-16–17 pts.) for the longest assist streak and also the longest point
    streak of his career…Hedman finished the regular season ranked third among NHL defensemen for scoring behind only Roman Josi (23-73–96 pts.) and
    Cale Makar (28-58–86 pts.)…Since entering the NHL in 2009-10, Hedman ranks first among all NHL defensemen for playoff scoring.
    NHL PLAYOFF DEFENSEMAN SCORING LEADERS SINCE 2010 PLAYOFFS
  7. Victor Hedman – 19-69–88 pts. (133 GP)
  8. Duncan Keith – 18-63–81 pts. (119 GP)
  9. Kris Letang – 18-54–72 pts. (104 GP)
    Hedman ranks 20th all-time in the NHL for playoff scoring among defensemen and can tie Sandis Ozolinsh (90 pts.) and Sergei Gonchar (90 pts.) for
    18th place with two more points and can tie Bobby Orr (94 pts.) for 17th place with four more points…Hedman ranks second all-time in the NHL for
    playoff scoring among Swedish defensemen and trails only Nicklas Lidstrom (54-129–183 pts. in 263 GP).
    PUTTING UP PALAT OF POINTS
    Lightning forward Ondrej Palat skated in his 116th career playoff game in Game 1 at TOR to pull into a tie with Tyler Johnson for the second-most
    playoff games played in franchise history and will take over sole possession of second place with his next game.
    TBL ALL-TIME PLAYOFF GAMES PLAYED LEADERS
  10. Victor Hedman – 133 games
    T-2. Ondrej Palat – 116 games
    T-2. Tyler Johnson – 116 games
  11. Nikita Kucherov – 114 games
    Palat skated in 77 games during the 2021-22 regular season, the second most in a season for his career and most since logging a career-high 81
    games during his rookie season in 2013-14…Palat scored 18 goals in 2021-22, the second most in a season for his career…Of Palat’s 18 goals, 15 were
    scored prior to Jan. 12.
    MAC TRUCK
    Bolts defenseman Ryan McDonagh has qualified for the playoffs every season in his 12-year career and leads the NHL for playoff games played since
    entering the League in 2010-11.
    NHL PLAYOFF GAMES PLAYED LEADERS SINCE 2011 PLAYOFFS
  12. Ryan McDonagh – 163 games played
  13. Carl Hagelin – 141 games played
    T-3. Victor Hedman – 133 games played
    T-3. Brad Marchand – 133 games played
    McDonagh blocked a team-high five shots in Game 1 at TOR and has now blocked 366 shots for his playoff career, ranking second all-time in the NHL.


    NHL PLAYOFF ALL-TIME BLOCKED SHOTS LEADERS
  14. Dan Girardi – 383 blocked shots (143 GP)
  15. Ryan McDonagh – 366 blocked shots (163 GP)
  16. Brooks Orpik – 349 blocked shots (156 GP)
    IN THE NIK OF TIME
    Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov became the sixth different player in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68) to lead the Stanley Cup Playoffs in
    points in consecutive years (outright or tied) after posting 8-24–32 pts. in the 2021 Playoffs, joining Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Rick
    MacLeish and Phil Esposito…Kucherov was just the third player to record 30-plus points in consecutive playoff years (7-27–34 pts. in 25 GP in 2020, 8-
    24–32 pts. in 23 GP in 2021), joining Mario Lemieux (1991-1992) and Wayne Gretzky (1983-1985 &1987-1988)…Kucherov’s combined 66 points over
    the 2020 and 2021 postseasons trailed only Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux for total points across two consecutive playoff years…Wayne Gretzky
    (60 from 1987-1988 and 52 from 1984-1985) is the only player to record more assists than Kucherov (51) across two postseasons.
    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
    Pat Maroon will play in his 50th career playoff game with Tampa Bay his next game
    NOTEWORTHY
    The Lightning are 107-79 all-time in the postseason, their .575 playoff point percentage ranking fourth among all NHL franchises behind only Edmonton
    (.586), Montreal (.577) and Vegas (.576)…Of Tampa Bay’s top 10 all-time playoff scoring leaders, six players — Nikita Kucherov (1st – 127 pts.), Victor
    Hedman (2nd – 88 pts.), Ondrej Palat (T-3rd – 73 pts.), Brayden Point (T-3rd – 73 pts.), Steven Stamkos (5th – 72 pts.) and Alex Killorn (T-6th – 68
    pts.) — are on the current squad

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


SCORING NOTES

  • 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.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • 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.
    OF NOTE…
  • 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)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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*
    *if necessary

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    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.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    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.”
    MITCH MARNER
    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.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    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.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, CAPITALS 3 (SO)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (52-21-7 – 111 Points) at
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (44-23-12 – 100 Points)
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022
1 2 3 OT SO FINAL
TORONTO 1 0 2 0 1 (2 – 7) 4
WASHINGTON 1 0 2 0 0 (1 – 7) 3


SCORING NOTES

  • Ilya Lyubushkin scored for Toronto at 12:32 of the first period. Lyubushkin recorded his second goal of the season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored for the Maple Leafs at 12:36 of the third period. Mikheyev recorded his 20th goal of the season. Mikheyev has scored in three of his last four games (3G). Mikheyev also posted the primary assist on Spezza’s goal. Mikheyev recorded his 11th assist of the season.
  • Jason Spezza scored for Toronto at 19:02 of the third period. Spezza recorded his 12th goal of the season. Spezza is currently on a three-game point streak where he has posted three points (2G, 1A).
  • Mitch Marner posted the primary assist on Lyubushkin’s goal. Marner registered his 62nd assist of the second. Marner has posted a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Auston Matthews posted the secondary assist on Lyubushkin’s goal and the secondary assist on Spezza’s goal. Matthews has recorded 46 assists of the season.
  • Carl Dahlström recorded the primary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Dahlström posted his second assist of the season.
  • Pierre Engvall registered the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s goal. Engvall posted his 19th assist of the season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Erik Källgren stopped 34 of 37 shots in tonight’s shootout win.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • With his third period goal tonight, Jason Spezza posted his 500th career NHL point on the road (189G, 311A). Spezza has skated in 634 career road games.
  • With his second goal of the season recorded during tonight’s game, Ilya Lyubushkin set a new career-high in goals.
  • Mark Giordano recorded a single-game season-high seven hits during tonight’s win.
  • At 10:01 of the second period, a video review was initiated by Washington to determine whether or not Jason Spezza’s goal was offside. Video review determined the play was offside and the call on
    the ice was overturned. Result: No Goal Toronto. Explanation: Video review determined that Toronto’s Nicholas Abruzzese preceded the puck into the offensive zone and was in an off-side
    position prior to Jason Spezza’s goal. According to Rule 38.9, “The standard for overturning the call in
    the event of a “GOAL” call on the ice is that the NHL Situation Room, after reviewing any and all
    available replays and consulting with the On-Ice Official(s), determines that one or more Players on
    the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that,
    as a result, the play should have been stopped for an “Off-Side” infraction; where this standard is
    met, the goal will be disallowed.”
  • At 19:00 of the second period, a video review was initiated by Toronto to determine whether or not
    there was a Missed Game Stoppage Event – Hand Pass on the play that led to T.J. Oshie’s goal.
    Video review determined that there was a hand pass on the play and the original call was overturned.
    Result: No Goal Washington. Explanation: The Situation Room determined that John Carlson
    directed the puck to Nicklas Backstrom with a hand pass at 1:12 of the second period (18:48 elapsed
    time) – 12 seconds prior to T.J. Oshie’s goal. The decision was made in accordance with Rule 79.
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • David Kämpf finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.33 percent
    (14 for, 10 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 7 (7) 9 (8) 12 (8) 2 (0) 30 (23)
    WASHINGTON 13 (10) 8 (7) 12 (10) 3 (0) 36 (27)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 16 (16) 14 (13) 18 (12) 2 (0) 50 (41)
    WASHINGTON 23 (18) 21 (20) 19 (17) 7 (0) 70 (55)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 23-13-5 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 66-71-10-5 in 152 games against the Washington Capitals and 27-44-4-3
    in 78 games played in Washington.
  • Toronto is 32-12-4 against the Eastern Conference this season and 18-4-2 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 18-15-4 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 18-8-1 when tied after one period and 10-3-3 when tied after two periods.
  • Toronto is 19-7-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 5-2-0 in Sunday games and 7-4-2 in the second game of a back-to-back.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 4 (Matthews, Clifford, Kämpf, Mikheyev)
    Shot Attempts 10 (Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 10 (Matthews)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Nylander – 4 won, 0 lost, Kerfoot – 2 won,
    0 lost, Marner– 2 won, 0 lost, Blackwell – 2 won, 0
    lost)
    Hits 4 (Lyubushkin)
    Blocked Shots 7 (Giordano)
    Takeaways 3 (Rielly)
    TOI 25:49 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 3:15 (Matthews)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:58 (Marner)
    Shifts 32 (Marner)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 58.33% (Kämpf – 14 for, 10 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    April 26 Leafs vs. Detroit Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 29 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    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.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game and the team’s comeback:
    “It was a real gutsy effort and real gritty effort for the guys to find a way there. We didn’t have much today
    it seemed like we were playing on fumes most of the night. So we’re encouraging the guys at 3-1 just to
    not accept their fate and keep pushing and start with one, huge goal by Mikheyev gets us going there and
    then the six-on-five comes through.”
    On Källgren’s response tonight following his last game against Tampa Bay:
    “I thought he was great. I thought the guys in front of him did a good job. I thought despite the fact that we
    didn’t play well today, we didn’t manage the puck well today, you could tell we just we’re sharp. I thought
    defensively we did a good job, we didn’t give up a lot of really high quality chances but the ones that we
    did, especially when we had some long shifts in our end, and then of course the shootout he was
    excellent. I love to see it, we talked about it the other night. It gets away on us, and him, in Tampa but you
    saw enough in that first period and that was the focus, to try and build on that and be encouraged by that.
    There are some of the world’s best shooters on this Washington team as well and he stood his ground so
    I’m really excited that the team found a way to get a win for him.”
    MARK GIORDANO
    On the tough schedule leading up to tonight, the last game of the road trip:
    “It definitely wasn’t our best game. We realize that, but I thought we made a huge push there towards the
    end to get it tied and that’s a big win. Finding ways to win like that is really important.”
    On what it says about the team to make a comeback and win the game:
    “I think it says a lot. Especially being on a back-to-back with some pretty tough travel last night too. So to
    be able to gut it out I thought, in the last ten minutes we obviously made a decision to make a push and it
    was huge to get those goals and then push it into overtime and win in a shootout.”
    JASON SPEZZA
    On a gritty win from the team:
    “Yeah for sure, we definitely didn’t have our best tonight, but you’re going to find yourself in those
    situations. The comeback was great it shows we stuck with the game. Huge goal by Mikheyev to give us
    a chance and then six-on-five good to see us execute, something we’ve been working on in practice quite
    a bit and something we’re going to need.”
    On Källgren’s response tonight following his last game against Tampa Bay:
    “Just really proud of him. It was tough to have to keep him in there for all those goals when the game got
    away from us in Tampa but was had to protect Soup and he knew that. I think he handled it really well.
    Huge bounce back game for him. The saves he makes in overtime just to get us to a shootout and then
    against some of the best shooters in the league and he looked real poised and calm. We had lots of
    confidence playing in front of him.”
    ERIK KÄLLGREN
    On tonight’s game:
    “It sure felt a lot better than the Tampa game.”
    On how he reset after the game against Tampa Bay:
    “I don’t know, just try to learn from it. That’s all you can do. I can change the past, so I just try to look at
    the video and learn from some mistakes I made and get better.

PANTHERS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (51-21-7 – 109 Points) at
FLORIDA PANTHERS (57-15-6 – 120 Points)
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022
1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 2 0 0 0 2
FLORIDA 0 2 0 1 3

SCORING NOTES

  • Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 3:25 of the first period. Marner recorded his 35th goal of the season. Marner has recorded six points through his last six games (4G, 2A).
  • Justin Holl scored for the Maple Leafs at 17:20 of the first period. Holl posted his third goal of the season.
  • TJ Brodie posted the primary assist on Marner’s goal and the secondary assist on Holl’s goal. Brodie has registered 24 assists this season. Brodie posted his fourth multi-assist game of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s goal. Rielly posted his 56th assist of the season.
  • David Kämpf recorded the primary assist on Holl’s goal. Kämpf posted his 15th assist of the season. Kämpf has registered three points (2G, 1A) through his last four games.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 32 of 35 shots in tonight’s overtime loss.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • The Maple Leafs are 8-7 in overtime this season.
  • With his third goal of the season scored during tonight’s game, Justin Holl recorded a career-high in
    goals.
  • With his primary assist on Holl’s goal, David Kämpf tied a career-high in assists with his 15th of the
    season.
  • Mitch Marner was on the ice for a team-high 30 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Michael Bunting finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 100 percent
    (3 for, 0 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 13 (11) 10 (7) 12 (12) 1 (0) 36 (30)
    FLORIDA 8 (7) 16 (12) 9 (9) 2 (0) 35 (28)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 21 (19) 18 (12) 25 (25) 2 (0) 66 (56)
    FLORIDA 12 (11) 25 (21) 14 (14) 2 (0) 53 (46)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 22-13-5 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 45-35-7-7 in 94 games against the Florida Panthers and 19-19-5-6 in 49
    games played in Florida.
  • Toronto is 31-12-4 against the Eastern Conference this season and 14-8-2 against the Atlantic
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 34-6-3 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 28-3-3 when leading after one period and 38-1-4 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 32-14-5 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-7-3 in Saturday games and 7-4-2 in the first game of a back-to-back.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 7 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 14 (Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 14 (Matthews)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Blackwell, Clifford – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 3 (Holl, Clifford, Mikheyev)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Lyubushkin)
    Takeaways 3 (Matthews)
    TOI 22:40 (Brodie)
    Power Play TOI 2:34 (Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 1:13 (Marner)
    Shifts 29 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 100% (Bunting – 3 for, 0 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    April 24 Leafs at Washington Capital One Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 26 Leafs vs. Detroit Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 29 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    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.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On how the team responded from Thursday’s loss to Tampa Bay:
    “I thought our guys played hard tonight, easily could have won the game. I thought we won the first and
    third periods especially. I thought they won the second period not just in the scoring but they carried play
    and stuff like that but first and third period we had tons of opportunity. Against this team though, you have
    to score more than two. It’s real tough to win when you only get two against them and we had more than
    enough looks to have four or five, you don’t make them count and that team hangs around. That’s what
    they’ve been doing all season, they find ways to win.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On how he felt in his return to the lineup and on tonight’s game:
    “I didn’t feel too bad. I thought we created a lot, thought we had a lot of really good looks. Maybe bounces
    didn’t go our way tonight but all in all felt pretty solid. It’s a game of inches out there obviously and it’s a
    really good team on the other end and you know they’re never going to go away so really tight game and
    I thought we did a lot of good things but definitely would have liked to see us get that extra point.”
    On how the team responded from Thursday’s loss to Tampa Bay:
    “Much better effort. I thought we were a lot more competitive, physical. I thought we had much more of a
    purpose tonight and I think it showed but like I said dropping a point we definitely leave here with a little
    bit of a sour taste in your mouth but I definitely liked our effort much better than the other night.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On tonight’s game:
    “I thought we did good. I thought we did a pretty good job of limiting their chances off rushes. Still gave up
    too many opportunities around our net. For us I think it’s just hanging onto the puck a little bit more in the
    o-zone, trying to create more stuff in the o-zone, trying to hang onto it and not try and get into that rush
    game.”
    On Matthews’ return to the lineup:
    “He looked great. He was making a lot of great plays out there. Had a lot of great opportunities. I thought
    he was buzzing throughout the whole night.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On how the team responded from Thursday’s loss to Tampa Bay:
    “I thought the guys responded well. Florida is played incredibly well, obviously their record speaks for
    itself but I thought the guys came out and competed all night and faced some adversity and battled
    through it. Obviously wanted to come away with two points and just kind of miss timed that poke check
    but it is what it is and proud of the effort from the guys.”
    On Matthews’ return to the lineup:
    “Just loved seeing him out there with the guys competing. I know it meant a lot to him. He looks amazing
    so great to see him back out there.”

MAPLE LEAFS 7, CAPITALS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (48-20-6 – 102 Points) vs.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (41-23-10 – 92 Points)
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
WASHINGTON 0 2 1 3
TORONTO 2 4 1 7

SCORING NOTES

  • Michael Bunting scored for the Maple Leafs at 4:37 of the first period and at 16:25 of the second
    period. Bunting has recorded 22 goals this season. Bunting marked his second multi-goal game
    with the Maple Leafs and third of his NHL career.
  • William Nylander scored for Toronto at 13:45 of the first period and at 10:37 of the second
    period. Nylander has recorded 30 goals this season. Nylander recorded his fifth multi-goal game
    of the season. With his first goal of the game, Nylander hit the 70-point mark for the first time in
    his NHL career.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin scored for Toronto at 10:19 of the second period. Lyubushkin recorded his first
    goal of the season and first as a Maple Leaf. Lyubushkin also recorded the primary assist
    Mikheyev’s second goal of the game. Lyubushkin posted his 11th assist of the season.
    Lyubushkin tied a single-game career-high with two points (1G, 1A).
  • Ilya Mikheyev scored for Toronto at 14:44 of the second period and at 1:27 of the third period.
    Mikheyev has posted 17 goals this season. Mikheyev tied a single-game career-high with two
    goals which he has marked on one other occasion during his NHL career (Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT).
  • Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on Bunting’s first goal of the game. Marner posted his
    60th assist of the season. Marner reached the 60-assist mark for the second occasion of his NHL
    career. Marner has recorded 29 points (8G, 21A) through his last 15 games.
  • Auston Matthews posted the secondary assist on Bunting’s first goal of the game and the
    primary assist on Mikheyev’s first goal of the game. With his assist on Bunting’s goal, Matthews
    registered his 100th point of the season, reaching the 100-point mark for the first time in his NHL
    career. Matthews recorded his ninth multi-assist game of the season.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s first goal of the game and the primary
    assist on Bunting’s second goal of the game. Engvall has registered 17 assists this season.
  • Jake Muzzin recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s first goal of the game. Muzzin posted
    his 11th assist of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Lyubushkin’s goal and the primary assist on
    Nylander’s second goal of the game. Rielly has recorded 55 assists this season. With his primary
    assist on Lyubushkin’s goal, Rielly posted the 300th assist of his NHL career.
  • John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Lyubushkin’s goal, the secondary assist on
    Mikheyev’s first goal of the game and the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second goal of the
    game. Tavares has posted 46 assists this season. With his secondary assist on Mikheyev’s first
    goal of the game, Tavares recorded the 500th assist of his NHL career. Tavares registered a
    single-game season-high three assists.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 22 of 25 shots in tonight’s win.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • Tonight’s win earned the Maple Leafs their 102nd point of the season, the third-best point total in
    franchise history.
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews (58-42—100 in 69 GP) became the third player in Maple Leafs
    history to hit 100 points in a season and the first in 28 years. He joined Doug Gilmour (127 in 1992-93
    & 111 in 1993-94) and Darryl Sittler (117 in 1977-78 & 100 in 1975-76).
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews (69 GP) became the third U.S.-born player in NHL history to reach 100 points in a season in 69 games or fewer, joining Pat LaFontaine (55 GP in 1992-93 w/ BUF) and
    Kevin Stevens (63 GP in 1992-93 & 66 GP in 1991-92 w/ PIT).
  • During tonight’s win, William Nylander (2G), Ilya Mikheyev (2G) and Michael Bunting (2G) all recorded a multi-goal game. Per NHL Stats, the last time the Maple Leafs had three players with a multi-goal outing was Jan. 7, 2011 (Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Gabrovski & Nikolay Kulemin).
  • Michael Bunting skated in his 100th career NHL game.
  • Mark Giordano was on the ice for a team-high 19 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Jake Muzzin finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 84.62 percent
    (11 for, 2 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    WASHINGTON 4 (2) 10 (3) 11 (11) 25 (16)
    TORONTO 11 (7) 15 (8) 6 (5) 32 (20)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    WASHINGTON 8 (4) 19 (7) 20 (19) 47 (30)
    TORONTO 25 (20) 25 (14) 13 (9) 63 (43)
    ON HOME ICE
  • The Maple Leafs are 27-8-2 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 65-71-10-5 in 151 games against the Washington Capitals and 39-27-6-2
    in 74 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 28-11-3 against the Eastern Conference this season and 15-4-2 against the Metropolitan
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 33-6-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 28-3-2 when leading after one period and 36-1-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 30-13-4 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 8-3-1 in Thursday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 4 (Nylander)
    Shot Attempts 9 (Nylander)
    Face-off Wins 13 (Tavares)
    Face-off Win Percentage 68% (Tavares – 13 won, 6 lost)
    Hits 6 (Simmonds)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Matthews)
    Takeaways 3 (Engvall, Kämpf)
    TOI 21:17 (Giordano)
    Power Play TOI 5:56 (Nylander)
    Shorthanded TOI 4:17 (Brodie)
    Shifts 27 (Liljegren, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 84.62% (Muzzin – 11 for, 2 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    April 16 Leafs at Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 7:00 pm ET
    April 17 Leafs vs. NY Islanders Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    April 19 Leafs vs. Philadelphia Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 21 Leafs at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena 8:00 pm ET
    April 23 Leafs at Florida FLA Live Arena 7:00 pm ET
    April 24 Leafs at Washington Capital One Arena 7:00 pm ET
    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.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On if this was the bounce back game he was looking for:
    “The guys were good tonight. It was more like we’ve been playing. Right from the start it was clear to me
    we were more engaged here today, more engaged physically, way more pace, way more speed to our
    game and then everything falls into place from there.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On tonight’s effort:
    “Yeah absolutely. Just a full team effort, all four lines, three pairs of defence, Soupy. I just thought it was a
    really complete game from everybody.”
    On Bunting breaking is scoreless streak:
    “It was great to see. Obviously, it’s not fun being snake bitten and he’s had a lot of opportunities over the
    last couple weeks and it feels good to see that puck go in. I think it’s just going to boost his confidence
    level and kind of gives you a little bit of an extra step when you breakthrough like that so it’s huge for him
    and in that moment it was a big goal too.”
    MICHAEL BUNTING
    On if his scoreless streak was weighing on him:
    “I think if anyone says it isn’t, they are probably lying. Obviously, that was in my mind a little bit but we
    were winning and my line was producing and we were going really well so I couldn’t let that get in the way
    of playing my game. That being said it felt good to get one tonight.”
    On how he didn’t change the rest of his game despite not scoring for a period of time:
    “I’ve got to stay true to myself and keep doing what has gotten me here and what kept me in the lineup
    and what kept me producing throughout the year so I can’t shy away from that part of my game. I know I
    can bring that side every single night, even when I’m not scoring so that’s part of my game and that’s who
    I am.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On tonight’s game:
    “It was a great game, the boys played great. We got a big two points and we’re back at it Saturday.”
    On the collision with Tom Wilson:
    “I just reached for the puck and it’s a hockey play. I met him at the All-Star game and he’s a nice guy so I
    don’t think any harm was done by it and I love a little contact here and there so it’s fine.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, STARS 3 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (46-19-6 – 98 Points) at
DALLAS STARS (40-26-4 – 84 Points)
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022
1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 1 1 1 1 4
DALLAS 1 0 2 0 3
SCORING NOTES

  • William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs at 7:28 of the first period. Nylander recorded his 28th
    goal of the season. Nylander also recorded the primary assist on Matthews’ overtime goal. Nylander
    posted his 40th assist of the season. Nylander is currently on a five-game assist and point streak
    where he has posted nine points (4G, 5A).
  • Auston Matthews scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 18:58 of the second period.
    Matthews also scored the overtime winning goal for the Maple Leafs at 2:10 of extra time. Matthews
    has posted 56 goals this season. Matthews has posted 29 points (19G, 10A) through his last 15
    games played.
  • Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto at 10:36 of the third period. Rielly recorded his 10th goal of the
    season.
  • Ilya Mikheyev recorded the primary assist on Nylander’s goal. Mikheyev posted his eighth assist of
    the season.
  • Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal. Holl posted his 16th assist of the
    season.
  • Mark Giordano posted the primary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Giordano recorded his
    20th assist of the season.
  • John Tavares registered the secondary assist on Matthews’ first goal of the game. Tavares recorded
    his 43rd assist of the season.
  • Mitch Marner posted the primary assist on Rielly’s goal. Marner recorded his 58th assist of the
    season. Marner is currently on a 12-game point streak where he has posted 27 points (8G, 19A).
  • Michael Bunting registered the secondary assist on Rielly’s goal. Bunting recorded his 36th assist of
    the season.
  • TJ Brodie recorded the secondary assist on Matthews’ overtime goal. Brodie posted his 20th assist
    of the season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 15 of 18 shots in tonight’s overtime win.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-3 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
    OF NOTE…
  • With his 55th goal of the season scored on a power play opportunity at 18:58 of the second period,
    Auston Matthews set the new franchise record for most goals scored during a single season.
  • With his game-winning goal scored at 2:10 of overtime, Auston Matthews claimed sole possession
    of fifth most game-winning goals in franchise history (44).
  • Per NHL Stats, Auston Matthews recorded his 52nd career multi-goal game, passing Pat
    LaFontaine (51) for the most by a U.S.-born player before age 25.
  • Auston Matthews recorded 12 shots during tonight’s game marking a single-game career-high.
    Matthews tied the third-best shot total recorded during a game in Maple Leafs franchise history, a
    total that has been marked by five other players including Wendel Clark (11/04/1991 vs. SJS), Sergio
    Momesso (10/17/1995 vs. SJS), Phil Kessel (11/23/2009 vs. NYI), Darryl Sittler 02/13/1974 vs. PHI)
    and Nazem Kadri (02/10/2019 at NYR) – according to NHL records, Most Shots on Goal, Game
    (Since 1959-60).
  • With his 28th road goal of the season scored tonight, Auston Matthews set a new franchise record
    for the most road goals in a single season, surpassing Rick Vaive who previously set the record with
    27 (1981-82).
  • With his assist on Matthews’ game-winning goal, William Nylander posted the 200th assist of his
    NHL career.
  • With his primary assist on Nylander’s goal, Ilya Mikheyev tied an NHL career-high with his 23rd point
    of the season.
  • Mitch Marner recorded a single-game career-high six hits during tonight’s game.
  • Auston Matthews skated in his 400th career NHL game.
  • Ilya Lyubushkin skated in his 200th career NHL game.
  • Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 22 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Auston Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 73.68
    percent (14 for, 5 against).
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-6 in overtime this season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 15 (11) 17 (12) 6 (4) 3 (0) 41 (27)
    DALLAS 7 (5) 4 (4) 6 (5) 1 (0) 18 (14)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 24 (20) 27 (20) 10 (8) 3 (0) 64 (48)
    DALLAS 18 (15) 9 (9) 14 (12) 2 (0) 43 (36)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 21-12-4 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 99-92-28-1 in 220 games against the Dallas Stars and 43-53-11-1 in 108
    games played in Dallas.
  • Toronto is 20-9-3 against the Western Conference this season and 9-4-3 against the Central Division
    this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 31-6-2 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 15-7-1 when tied after one period and 34-1-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 28-13-4 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 7-3-1 in Thursday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 12 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 13 (Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 10 (Matthews)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot, Bunting – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 6 (Marner)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Giordano)
    Takeaways 1 (Matthews, Lyubushkin, Tavares)
    TOI 24:09 (Marner)
    Power Play TOI 3:56 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:22 (Brodie)
    Shifts 28 (Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 73.68% (Matthews – 14 for, 5 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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
    April 17 Leafs vs. NY Islanders Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    April 19 Leafs vs. Philadelphia Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On Matthews’ 55th goal of the season, breaking the franchise record for most goals scored in a
    season
    :
    “Yeah, this is Auston’s night tonight. It’s much deserved and to finish it with an exclamation point. I think
    you write it like that. It’s pretty good.”
    On what he said to Matthews after scoring the goal:
    “Just congratulated him. I just told him it’s a great accomplishment. The Leafs organization has been
    around for a long time. A lot of great players. It’s pretty special for him to be at the top of that list.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On scoring his 55th goal of the season, breaking the franchise record for most goals scored in a
    season:
    “It felt good. A lot of emotions running through your mind and body when you see the puck go in so I don’t
    really know what else to say but it’s definitely exciting and a really fun moment.”
    More on breaking the record:
    “I just saw the puck go in and I was just so excited honestly, there’s not really that much else to it. Gio
    made a really nice pass and he put it right in my wheelhouse, so I just tried to attack the puck and I was
    able to sneak it in. There was a lot of stuff going through my mind I guess.”
    MORGAN RIELLY
    On Matthews breaking the franchise record for most goals scored in a season:
    “We’re incredibly happy for Auston. He’s a great person, the way he lives his life, the way that he leads
    and the teammate that he is and how humble he is even though these accomplishments keep coming his
    way. You couldn’t be happier for a guy like that. He works extremely hard, he deserves it and he’s not
    done yet so it’s been cool to watch.”
    On what impresses him the most about Auston:
    “Well I think just how he plays every night. It’s always the same, he shows up and plays hard. He’s a dog
    on the puck and when he gets chances it often ends up going in the net. He’s a pretty unique player and
    like I said for all the things he’s accomplished at this point in his career, for him to be the type of person
    he is and how humble he is it is truly the most impressive part.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On Matthews breaking Rick Vaive’s franchise record of most goals in a single season:
    “It’s amazing, it’s very impressive. It’s a hard thing to score a lot of goals in this league and he’s made it
    look really easy, especially over the last couple games and really couple years. It’s been a lot of fun to
    watch and be on the ice for a lot of those and help him achieve that goal. He puts in a lot of work in the
    summer to make sure he keeps getting better and better and it’s coming out to show every single night.”
    MARK GIORDANO
    On assisting on Matthews record breaking 55th goal of the season:
    “It was pretty cool to be part of that tonight and for Matthews to get the winner like that, it felt right so it
    was a cool game to be a part of.”
    On the sequence leading to the goal:
    “We had a lot of looks on the powerplay, we sort of had them hemmed in there and any time you get a
    rebound or a second look you know the goalie is sort of moving around and you’re hoping to get one of
    those lanes open for those seams so that you get him moving and it was obviously a great shot. I just laid
    it there for him and he just pounded it.”

PANTHERS 7, MAPLE LEAFS 6 (OT)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (45-19-6 – 96 Points) at
FLORIDA PANTHERS (49-15-6 – 104 Points)
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022
1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 1 4 1 0 6
FLORIDA 1 3 2 1 7


SCORING NOTES

  • William Nylander scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 15:21 of the first period. Nylander
    recorded his 27th goal of the season. Nylander also recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal.
    Nylander posted his 39th assist of the season. Nylander has recorded seven points (3G, 4A) through
    his last four games played.
  • Mitch Marner scored shorthanded for Toronto at 0:30 of the second period. He scored his second
    goal of the game on a Maple Leafs power play opportunity at 1:07 of the second period. Marner has
    posted 31 goals this season. Marner also registered the secondary assist on Muzzin’s goal and the
    primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Marner has recorded 57 assists this season. Marner is currently on
    an 11-game point streak where he has posted 26 points (8G, 18A).
  • Colin Blackwell scored for Toronto at 2:04 of the second period. Blackwell recorded his 10th goal of
    the season.
  • Jake Muzzin scored for the Maple Leafs at 8:40 of the second period. Muzzin posted his third goal of
    the season.
  • John Tavares scored on a Toronto power play opportunity at 16:06 of the third period. Tavares
    posted his 25th goal of the season. Tavares also recorded the secondary assist on Marner’s second
    goal of the game. Tavares posted his 42nd assist of the season.
  • Morgan Rielly posted the primary assist on Nylander’s goal and the primary assist on Blackwell’s
    goal. Rielly has registered 51 assists this season.
  • Auston Matthews recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s goal, the primary assist on Marner’s
    second goal of the game and the primary assist on Muzzin’s goal. Matthews has posted 41 assists
    this season. Matthews has recorded seven points (3G, 4A) through his last two games and 27 points
    (17G, 10A) through his last 14 games played.
  • Pierre Engvall posted the secondary assist on Blackwell’s goal. Engvall registered his 14th assist of
    the season. Engvall is currently on a four-game point streak, the longest point streak of his NHL
    career, where he has posted four points (2G, 2A).
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Erik Källgren stopped 20 of 23 shots through 37:12 of ice time. Jack Campbell relieved Källgren
    due to injury with 2:44 remaining in the second period and stopped 22 of 26 shots in tonight’s
    overtime loss.
    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • The Maple Leafs were 3-for-7 on the power play and 3-for-6 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Per NHL Stats, Mitch Marner scored a shorthanded goal and power play tally 37 seconds apart, the
    shortest span between two such goals in NHL history – the previous mark was 0:47, set by Mario
    Lemieux on March 12, 1989.
  • Mitch Marner registered his third shorthanded goal of the season and fourth of his NHL career.
    OF NOTE…
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-6 in overtime this season.
  • Mitch Marner scored his 30th goal of the season with a shorthanded tally at 0:30 of the second
    period. With the goal, Marner reached the 30-goal mark for the first time in his NHL career.
  • With four points (2G, 2A) recorded during tonight’s game, Mitch Marner posted his seventhconsecutive multi-point game. Marner has registered 19 points (4G, 15A) during his streak. Per NHL
    Stats, with his seventh-consecutive multi-point game Marner tied Auston Matthews (2018-19), Doug
    Gilmour (1992-93), Vincent Damphousse (1990-91), Rick Vaive (1983-84) and Corb Denneny (1919-
    20) for the longest run in Maple Leafs history.
  • Toronto has scored five or more goals in six-straight games. Per NHL Stats, the Maple Leafs tied the
    franchise mark for most consecutive contests with as many goals set in 1975-76 and matched in
    1983-84.
  • John Tavares tied a season-high 17 face-off wins during tonight’s game, his fifth occasion of the
    season to do so. Tavares leads Toronto with a 60.6 face-off win percentage this season.
  • Auston Matthews was on the ice for a team-high 30 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Auston Matthews finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 62.50
    percent (30 for, 18 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 11 (8) 12 (9) 12 (7) 0 (0) 35 (24)
    FLORIDA 13 (10) 13 (7) 19 (15) 3 (0) 48 (32)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd OT TOTAL
    TORONTO 22 (14) 24 (18) 21 (15) 2 (0) 69 (47)
    FLORIDA 26 (20) 21 (12) 32 (26) 5 (0) 84 (58)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 20-12-4 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 45-35-7-6 in 93 games against the Florida Panthers and 19-19-5-5 in 48
    games played in Florida.
  • Toronto is 26-10-3 against the Eastern Conference this season and 12-6-1 against the Atlantic
    Division this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 15-13-4 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 14-7-1 when tied after one period and 33-1-3 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 17-6-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 9-0-2 in Tuesday games and 5-4-2 in the second game of a back-to-back.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

    Shots 8 (Matthews)
    Shot Attempts 13 (Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 17 (Tavares)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Marner – 2 won, 0 lost, Bunting – 1 won, 0
    lost)
    Hits 7 (Muzzin)
    Blocked Shots 4 (Holl, Muzzin)
    Takeaways 2 (Matthews)
    TOI 25:18 (Marner)
    Power Play TOI 7:20 (Marner)
    Shorthanded TOI 3:59 (Kämpf)
    Shifts 32 (Holl)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 62.50% (Matthews – 30 for, 18 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    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
    April 17 Leafs vs. NY Islanders Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    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.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On the takeaways from tonight’s game:

    “Well obviously we go from being on a breakaway with a chance to make it 6-1 and don’t score there then
    follow that up with a too many men on the ice penalty right after so that sort of starts to snowball but
    outside of that we had some pretty terrible penalty killing but I’m not going to focus on all that kind of stuff.
    I’m going to focus on the fact that we played another good hockey game today. We were bad in
    moments, with the penalties, you can’t take a too many men on the ice penalty, you can’t give up a
    shorthanded goal on a clear shot from the blueline, you can’t have your fourth line take a penalty in the
    third period and you can’t chase the puck a penalty kill. All these things we can’t do in those moments,
    maybe that’s a sign of the fatigue factor coming in today, I don’t know, because obviously last night we
    didn’t do any of those types of things. So I’m going to watch those kind of things and for me this last little
    stretch we’ve been on here we played Florida at home, we played Boston on the road, we played Tampa
    last night, and played Florida here, to me I was looking to come out of this little segment of the schedule
    with a sense of where we were at as a team and whether we can compete with the very best in our
    division and the answer unequivocally yes so that’s all I’m taking out of this.”
    JOHN TAVARES
    On how Florida was able to make a comeback:

    “Well they’ve obviously done that a few times this year. Special teams was very influential in the game on
    both side tonight. Maybe would have liked to have done a better job to win that battle. Then I think we just
    didn’t weather the storm that we knew was coming in the third as well as we would have liked. Good job
    battling back, we had our opportunities to take the game. Obviously, unfortunately they got the lead that
    we had.”
    MITCH MARNER
    On tonight’s game:

    “I thought we were doing a great job in the second of playing five-on-five and then just a lot of penalties
    and four-on-four then we let them get back in the game. In the third there, it just got away.”
    On the positive takeaways of tonight’s game:
    “I thought we were moving our feet very well. We were getting on the forecheck, I felt in the third we got a
    little bit away from that, who knows why. I thought overall we were competing out there, we were making
    a lot of efforts and they put their chances in when they got them.”
    JASON SPEZZA
    On tonight’s game:
    “Obviously disappointing to lose that game with the lead we had. It’s a team that when they get
    momentum they get feeling good and we let them get momentum there once we had it. There were some
    big momentum swings in that game. I think it’s good that we learn a lesson from this game, just knowing
    that we had too many men and special teams they were pretty good. I thought at five-on-five we
    controlled play but it was a frustrating game to lose but a good game to learn from.

MAPLE LEAFS 6, LIGHTNING 2

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


SCORING NOTES

  • 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
    (2G, 1A).
  • 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
    the season.
  • 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
    season.
  • 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
    season.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • 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.
    OF NOTE…
  • 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
    1981-82 season.
  • 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.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • 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)
    UPCOMING GAMES:

    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
    MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    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.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    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.”
    MITCH MARNER
    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
    it show.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    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
    tonight

MAPLE LEAFS AT LIGHTNING

TONIGHT’S GAME
2021-22 Matchups vs. Tampa Bay: Third of Four
2021-22 Record vs. Tampa Bay: 1-1-0
Toronto Season Record: 44-19-5
Toronto Road Record: 19-12-3
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
April 1, 2022
Defenceman Mac Hollowell has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
(AHL).
April 1, 2022 Defenceman Filip Kral has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).
March 28, 2022
Forward Kyle Clifford and defenceman Carl Dahlstrom have been
recalled from the Toronto Marlies on an emergency basis.
March 26, 2022
The Maple Leafs announced that the hockey club has signed forward
Nicholas Abruzzese to a two-year, entry-level contract.

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 6 at Philadelphia 3
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
TOR Goals: Simmonds, Liljegren, Matthews, Engvall, Rielly, Tavares
PHI Goals: Hayes, Provorov (2x)
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 29/32, .906 SV%
PHI Goaltender: Hart, 22/28, .786 SV%
TOR Power Play: 0-for-1
TOR Penalty Kill: 2-for-2
Team Notes:

  • Auston Matthews recorded the 250th goal of his NHL career.
    Matthews reached this feat in 397 games played. Per NHL Stats, only
    seven players in NHL history have reached the milestone in fewer
    contests: Wayne Gretzky (302 GP), Mike Bossy (315 GP), Mario Lemieux
    (324 GP), Brett Hull (328 GP), Alex Ovechkin (366 GP), Teemu Selanne
    (388 GP) and Jari Kurri (389 GP).
  • Mitch Marner recorded his fifth straight multi-point game and has
    posted 11 points (1G, 10A) during the streak. This marks Marner’s second
    time this season where he has recorded a five-game multi-point streak.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded his second shorthanded goal of the season
    and the third of his NHL career. With his goal, Toronto improved to a
    league-leading 12 shorthanded goals this season.
  • Nicholas Abruzzese made his NHL debut.
    NEXT GAME
    Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
    Opponent: at Florida Panthers
    Time: 7:00 pm ET
    Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)
  • INJURY REPORT
    Ondrej Kaše Undisclosed
    Petr Mrázek Groin
    Jake Muzzin Concussion
    Rasmus Sandin Knee
  • ALL-TIME VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:
  • First Matchup between Clubs: October 15, 1992 (Toronto 5 vs. Tampa Bay 3)
    All-Time Record: 57-36-2-7 (102 Games)
    All-Time Record at Home: 30-19-1-3 (53 Games)
    All-Time Record on the Road: 27-17-1-4 (49 Games)
    Last Road Win vs. Opponent: February 25, 2020 (Toronto 4 at Tampa Bay 3)
    Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
    Record in Last 10 Games: 4-6-0
  • ACTIVE LEADERS VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING:
    Games Played: Jason Spezza (50), John Tavares (38), Wayne Simmonds (30)
    Goals: Jason Spezza (23), John Tavares (14), Wayne Simmonds (9)
    Assists:
    Jason Spezza (33), John Tavares (28), Mitch Marner (10), Wayne Simmonds
    (10), Auston Matthews (10)
    Points: Jason Spezza (56), John Tavares (42), Wayne Simmonds (19)
    Penalty Minutes Wayne Simmonds (67), John Tavares (20), Jason Spezza (18)
  • 2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
  • Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
    Toronto .684 3.77 3.03 29.8% 83.9% 34.5 30.6 55.4%
    Tampa Bay .684 3.32 2.75 22.2% 81.5% 30.6 29.6 50.1%
    THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22

    Power Play: 54/181 (29.8%)
    Power Play Goal Leader: 14 – Matthews
    Power Play Point Leader: 26 – Nylander (10G, 16A)
    2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)
  • ON THE PK IN 2021-22
  • Penalty Kill: 161/192 (83.9%)
    Shorthanded Goal Leader: 4 – Mikheyev
    Shorthanded Point Leader: 4 – Kämpf (2G, 2A), Mikheyev (4G)
    2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)
  • FAST FACTS
  • Monday games 10th of 10 (3 home, 7 road)
    Back-to-Backs played 10 of 13
    Record in first game of back-to-back 5-4-1
    Record in second game of back-to-back 5-4-1
    April games 2nd of 15 (6 home, 9 road)
  • UPCOMING MILESTONES
  • Michael Bunting Six games away from 100 career NHL games played
    Justin Holl Seven games away from 200 career NHL games played
    Ilya Lyubushkin Two games away from 200 career NHL games played
    Auston Matthews Three games away from 400 career NHL games played
    William Nylander Two assists away from 200 career NHL assists
    Morgan Rielly Five assists away from 300 career NHL assists
    Jason Spezza Nine points away from 1,000 career NHL points
    John Tavares Four assists away from 500 career NHL assists
    TJ Brodie Recorded his 300th career NHL point, March 13, 2022 at BUF
  • RECENT MILESTONES
  • David Kämpf Skated in his 300th career NHL game, March 27, 2022 vs. FLA
    Alexander Kerfoot Recorded his 100th career NHL assist, Jan. 1, 2022 vs. OTT
    Timothy Liljegren Scored his first career NHL goal, Jan. 15, 2022 at STL
    Auston Matthews Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Jan. 31, 2022 vs. NJD
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 300th career NHL assist, March 27, 2022 vs. FLA
    Mitch Marner Skated in his 400th career NHL game, March 4, 2022 vs. BUF
    Mitch Marner Recorded his 400th career NHL point, Feb. 14, 2022 at SEA
    William Nylander Skated in his 400th career NHL game, Feb. 1, 2022 at NJD
    Wayne Simmonds Skated in his 1,000th career NHL game, March 5, 2022 vs. VAN
    Jason Spezza Skated in his 1,200th career NHL game, Nov. 28, 2021 at ANA
  • LIGHTNING BOLTS

LAST GAME
Lightning 4 vs. Montreal 5 S/O
Tampa Bay had its four-game win streak snapped after falling 5-4 in a shootout to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night at AMALIE Arena…The
Lightning had a 10-game home win streak (includes playoffs) versus Montreal stopped as well…The Bolts completed their 10th of 12 back-to-back sets
this season and fell to 8-0-2 in the second half of a back-to-back…The Lightning and Canadiens completed their three-game regular season series, the
Bolts getting at least a point out of each contest and going 2-0-1 against the Habs…Nick Suzuki was the only player from either squad to convert his
shootout attempt (3rd Rd.)…Steven Stamkos (8:57) and Anthony Cirelli (SH – 13:32) scored in the first period to provide a 2-0 lead to the Lightning…
Nikita Kucherov scored on a second period power play (11:34) to give the Bolts a 3-1 lead…Brayden Point tallied a power-play goal at 19:44 of the
second to put the Lightning back in front 4-3…Lightning netminder Brian Elliott made 27 saves on 31 shots in the shootout defeat, his record moving to
7-3-3 on the season.
PP: TBL – 2-3 MTL – 0-2
SOG: TBL – 41 MTL – 31
Attendance: 19,092
TONIGHT’S MATCHUP
The Lightning and the Maple Leafs are playing their third of four meetings this season and the first of two at AMALIE Arena…Tampa Bay and Toronto
have split a pair of previous matchups, the Lightning taking three of a possible four points…The Bolts were 5-3 winners in the last meeting Dec. 9 at
Scotiabank Arena, Ondrej Palat scoring a pair of goals, part of a three-point night for the Czech forward…That early December victory capped a season
long-tying five-game win streak for the Lightning…Toronto earned a 2-1 overtime win in the first meeting between the teams Nov. 4 at Scotiabank Arena,
John Tavares tying the game with an extra attacker goal with :42 seconds remaining in regulation and William Nylander netting the game-winner on a
power play 2:43 into overtime…Tampa Bay and Toronto are facing off at AMALIE Arena for the first time since Feb. 25, 2020, a 4-3 Maple Leafs
victory…The Lightning have dropped three of their last four overall to Toronto…The Lightning and Maple Leafs are playing the 50th all-time meeting
between the two teams in Tampa.
TONIGHT’S STORYLINES
The Lightning complete a four-game homestand tonight as well as a stretch of three games in four days…Tampa Bay is on a five-game point streak (4-0-
1), tied for its third longest of the season (longest: 7-0-2 Oct. 26-Nov. 18)…The Lightning have scored multiple power-play goals in three of their last five
games and at least one power-play goal in four of the last five, netting eight PPGs over that stretch (8-for-16, 50%)…Tampa Bay and Toronto rank tied
for fifth in the overall NHL standings, each with 93 points, and tied for second in the Atlantic Division…The Lightning have 19 wins when allowing the
opening goal, tied with Florida for the most in the NHL.
INJURIES
2021-22 Reg. Season Man Games Lost: 176
Current injuries
Ryan McDonagh (Upper-body injury March 24; Out indefinitely) 5 Games
TRANSACTIONS
March 31 – Signed D Nick Perbix to a one-year, entry-level contract
March 21 – Acquired G Alexei Melnichuk from San Jose in exchange for F Antoine Morand
March 21 – Acquired F Riley Nash from Arizona in exchange for future considerations
IN THE NIK OF TIME
Tampa Bay forward Nikita Kucherov scored a power-play goal and added two assists Apr. 2 vs. MTL for his fourth game of three or more points this
season and second over the last three games…Kucherov has posted multiple points in three-straight games and has 16 multi-point efforts in 33 games
this season…Kucherov is on a four-game assist/point streak (1-8–9 pts.), matching his longest assist/point streak of the season set twice previously
(last: 4-4–8 pts. in 4 GP Feb. 15-March 1)…Kucherov has notched an assist in six of the last seven contests (1-10–11 pts.)…Kucherov is averaging 1.30
points per game, ranking eighth in the NHL.
HED OF THE CLASS
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman tallied two assists Apr. 2 vs. MTL, giving him 15 multi-point games this season, tied for the second most of his
career (most: 19 multi-pt. games in 2016-17)…Hedman has points in three of the last four games (2-2–4 pts.)…Hedman has scored 19 goals this
season, a career high for goals (previous high: 17 goals during 2017-18 Norris Trophy campaign) and one goal from becoming the second Lightning
defenseman all-time to score 20 goals in a season, joining Dan Boyle (20 goals in 2016-17)…Hedman ranks second among NHL defensemen for goals
and tied for third for scoring.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Media Notes
2021-22 NHL DEFENSEMAN SCORING LEADERS

  1. Roman Josi (NSH) – 18-63–81 pts. (66 GP)
  2. Cale Makar (COL) – 24-51–75 pts. (65 GP)
    T-3. Victor Hedman (TBL) – 19-47–66 pts. (68 GP)
    T-3. Adam Fox (NYR) – 10-56–66 pts. (67 GP)
  3. Kris Letang (PIT) – 7-53–60 pts. (66 GP)
    ANDREI THE GIANT
    Bolts goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 21-of-23 shots his last start Apr. 1 vs. CHI to win his third-consecutive start…Vasilevskiy recorded his 35th
    win of the season Friday, the fourth season in his career he’s recorded 35 or more wins…Vasilevskiy continues to pace the NHL for wins and is
    attempting to finish the regular season first or tied for first for wins for a fifth-straight season.
    2021-22 NHL GOALIE WINS LEADERS
  4. Andrei Vasilevskiy (TBL) – 35-14-4 (53 GS)
    T-2. Sergei Bobrovsky (FLA) – 33-6-3 (45 GS)
    T-2. Frederik Andersen (CAR) – 33-11-3 (46 GS)
    T-2. Tristan Jarry (PIT) – 33-15-6 (52 GS)
    T-2. Juuse Saros (NSH) – 33-21-3 (57 GS)
    STAMMER TIME
    Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos scored his team-leading 32nd goal of the season Apr. 2 vs. MTL to extend his goal streak to three games (3-3–6
    pts.)…Stamkos has scored a goal in five of the last six games…Stamkos extended his point streak to six games (5-5—10 pts.) to match his season high
    for a scoring run (also: 3-4—7 pts. over 6 GP Dec. 14-31)…Stamkos is 11 points away from tying Martin St. Louis as Tampa Bay’s all-time scoring
    leader.
    TBL ALL-TIME SCORING LEADERS
  5. Martin St. Louis – 365-588–953 pts. (972 GP)
  6. Steven Stamkos – 471-471–942 pts. (908 GP)
  7. Vincent Lecavalier – 383-491-874 pts. (1,037 GP)
    POINTING THE WAY
    Lightning center Brayden Point scored a power-play goal Apr. 2 vs. MTL for his 27th goal of the season and ninth on the power play, ranking second in
    both categories on the Bolts…Point has scored a goal in three-straight games and four of the last five contests…Point extended his point streak to six
    games (4-5—9 pts.), one game from matching the longest scoring run this season on the Lightning of seven games he set Jan. 4-16 (5-4–9 pts.) and
    again Feb. 1-March 1 (5-6–11 pts.).
    TONY THE TIGER
    Bolts forward Anthony Cirelli scored a shorthanded goal Apr. 2 vs. MTL for his first shorthanded goal of the season and ninth of his career, moving into
    fourth place among Tampa Bay’s all-time leading shorthanded goal scorers.
    TBL ALL-TIME LEADING SHORTHANDED GOAL SCORERS
  8. Martin St. Louis – 28 SHGs (972 GP)
  9. Rob Zamuner – 14 SHGs (475 GP)
  10. Vincent Lecavalier – 13 SHGs (1,037 GP)
  11. Anthony Cirelli – 9 SHGs (281 GP)
  12. Tyler Johnson – 8 SHGs (589 GP)
    Cirelli has points in four of the last five contests (1-5–6 pts.).
    SLICK NICK
    Lightning forward Nick Paul tallied an assist Apr. 2 vs. MTL, giving him four assists over the last two games…Paul has recorded 1-4–5 pts. in 7 GP
    since joining the Lightning March 20…Paul recorded his 23rd point of the season Saturday to add to his career high for scoring.

    MILESTONES
    Brayden Point needs two assists to reach 200 career assists
    NOTEWORTHY
    AMALIE Arena has sold out 266-consecutive games (includes playoffs), the NHL’s longest active sellout streak beginning 3/26/15 (2020-21 season
    excluded due to social distancing protocols).
    2021-22 INDIVIDUAL HIGHS AND LOWS
    Most Goals, Game: 3 (Kucherov – 1/11 at BUF)
    Most Assists, Game: 4 (Hedman – 10/14 at DET)
    Most Points, Game: 4 (Multiple players, Last: Point – 3/1 vs. OTT)
    Most Goals, Period: 2 (Multiple players, Last: Colton – 4/1 vs. CHI – 2nd PER)
    Most Assists, Period: 3 (Kucherov – 10/14 at DET – 2nd PER)
    Most Points, Period: 3 (Multiple players, Last: Hedman – 12/2 vs. STL – 3rd PER)
    Most SOG, Game: 8 (Kucherov – 2/10 at COL and 10/14 at DET)
    Most PIM, Game: 24 (Maroon – 10/28 vs. ARI)
    Best +/-, Game: +5 (Rutta – 12/5 at PHI)
    Most PPGs, Game: 2 (Multiple players, Last: Hedman – 3/16 at SEA)
    Most Saves, Game: 45 (Elliott – 3/12 at EDM)
    Most Saves, Period: 22 (Vasilevskiy – 2/10 at COL – 1st PER)
    Most Consecutive Games With A Goal: 5 (Stamkos – 2/11 at ARI to 3/1 vs. OTT)
    Most Consecutive Games With An Assist: 5 (Multiple players, Last: Point – 3/24 at BOS to 4/1 vs. CHI)
    Most Consecutive Games With A Point: 7 (Point – 1/4 at CBJ to 1/18 at LAK and 2/1 vs. SJS to 3/1 vs. OTT)
    2021-22 TEAM HIGHS AND LOWS
    Most Goals Scored, Period: 3 (Multiple times, Last: 3/8 at WPG – 1st PER)
    Most Goals Scored, Game: 7 (Multiple times, Last: 12/5 at PHI)
    Most Goals Allowed, Period: 4 (Multiple times, Last: 3/8 at WPG – 3rd PER)
    Most Goals Allowed, Game: 9 (12/30 at FLA)
    Most PPGs For, Game: 3 (Multiple times, Last: 3/29 vs. CAR)
    Most PPGs Against, Game: 2 (Multiple times, Last: 3/22 at CAR)
    Most PPs For, Game: 7 (10/14 at DET)
    Most PPs Against, Game: 7 (3/12 at EDM)
    Most SOG, Game: 48 (10/14 at DET)
    Most SOG, Period: 19 (Multiple times, Last: 4/1 vs. CHI – 1st PER)
    Fewest SOG, Game: 18 (11/9 vs. CAR)
    Fewest SOG, Period: 2 (11/21 vs. MIN – 3rd PER)
    Most SOG Allowed, Game: 49 (3/12 at EDM)
    Most SOG Allowed, Period: 24 (2/10 at COL – 1st PER)
    Fewest SOG Allowed, Game: 17 (11/26 vs. SEA)
    Fewest SOG Allowed, Period: 3 (Multiple times, Last: 4/1 vs. CHI – 3rd PER)
    Most Blk/S, Game: 22 (Multiple times, Last: 2/10 at COL)
    Fewest Blk/S, Game: 5 (3/1 vs. OTT)
    Most Lightning PIM, Game: 38 (11/15 vs. NYI)
    Fewest Lightning PIM, Game: 2 (Multiple times, Last: 2/11 at ARI)
    Largest Margin of Victory: 6 (12/5 at PHI)
    Largest Margin of Defeat: 4 (Multiple times, Last: 3/3 vs. PIT

MAPLE LEAFS 6, FLYERS 3

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (44-19-5 – 93 Points) at
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (21-36-11 – 53 Points)
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 0 2 4 6
PHILADELPHIA 0 2 1 3

SCORING NOTES

  • Wayne Simmonds scored for Toronto at 10:23 of the second period. Simmonds posted his fifth goal
    of the season.
  • Timothy Liljegren scored for the Maple Leafs at 11:32 of the second period. Liljegren posted his
    third goal of the season. Liljegren has scored in back-to-back games.
  • Auston Matthews scored for Toronto at 7:41 of the third period. Matthews posted his 51st goal of the
    season. Matthews is currently on a seven-game point streak where he has recorded 11 points (6G,
    5A) and has posted 20 points (14G, 6A) through his last 12 games played.
  • Pierre Engvall scored shorthanded for the Maple Leafs at 11:43 of the third period. Engvall recorded
    his 12th goal of the season. Engvall has recorded a point in consecutive games (1G, 1A).
  • Morgan Rielly scored for Toronto at 13:47 of the third period. Rielly posted his ninth goal of the
    season. Rielly also recorded the secondary assist on Matthews’ goal and the primary assist on
    Engvall’s goal. Rielly has posted 49 assists this season. Rielly is currently on a four-game point
    streak where he has recorded nine points (3G, 6A).
  • John Tavares scored at 15:49 of the third period. Tavares recorded his 24th goal of the season.
    Tavares is currently on a five-game point streak where he has posted seven points (4G, 3A).
  • TJ Brodie recorded the primary assist on Simmonds’ goal. Brodie posted his 18th assist of the
    season.
  • Mark Giordano registered the primary assist on Liljegren’s goal. Giordano recorded his 19th assist of
    the season. Giordano has posted three points through his last two games (1G, 2A).
  • Michael Bunting registered the secondary assist on Liljegren’s goal and the primary assist Rielly’s
    goal. Bunting has recorded 33 assists this season.
  • Mitch Marner posted the primary assist on Matthews’ goal and the secondary assist on Rielly’s goal.
    Marner has registered 53 assists this season. Marner is currently on a nine-game point streak where
    he posted 19 points (5G, 14A).
  • William Nylander recorded the primary assist on Tavares’ goal. Nylander posted his 38th assist of
    the season. Nylander has registered five points (2G, 3A) through his last three games.
    GOALTENDER NOTES
  • Jack Campbell stopped 29 of 32 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.
  • Pierre Engvall recorded his second shorthanded goal of the season and the third of his NHL career.
    With his goal, Toronto improved to a league-leading 12 shorthanded goals this season.
    OF NOTE…
  • Auston Matthews recorded the 250th goal of his NHL career during tonight’s game. Matthews
    reached this feat in 397 games played. Per NHL Stats, only seven players in NHL history have
    reached the milestone in fewer contests: Wayne Gretzky (302 GP), Mike Bossy (315 GP), Mario
    Lemieux (324 GP), Brett Hull (328 GP), Alex Ovechkin (366 GP), Teemu Selanne (388 GP) and Jari
    Kurri (389 GP).
  • Mitch Marner recorded his fifth straight multi-point game and has posted 11 points (1G, 10A) during
    the streak. This marks Marner’s second time this season where he has recorded a five-game multipoint streak. Per NHL Stats, only three Maple Leafs skaters have posted two multi-point streaks of
    five-plus games in one campaign: Doug Gilmour (7 GP & 6 GP in 1992-93), Rick Vaive (7 GP & 5 GP
    in 1983-84) and Bill Derlago (6 GP & 5 GP in 1981-82).
  • Nick Abruzzese made his NHL debut during tonight’s game.
  • Morgan Rielly, Michael Bunting and Auston Matthews were on the ice for a team-high 21 Toronto
    shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • William Nylander finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 57.14
    percent (16 for, 12 against).
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 6 (5) 12 (10) 10 (9) 28 (24)
    PHILADELPHIA 11 (10) 13 (13) 8 (8) 32 (31)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 15 (14) 21 (16) 15 (14) 51 (44)
    PHILADELPHIA 20 (18) 17 (17) 18 (18) 55 (53)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 19-12-3 on the road this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 66-93-22-7 in 188 games against the Philadelphia Flyers and 29-55-8-3 in
    95 games played in Philadelphia.
  • Toronto is 25-10-2 against the Eastern Conference this season and 14-4-2 against the Metropolitan
    Conference this season.
    RECORD WHEN…
  • Toronto is 15-13-3 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 13-7-0 when tied after one period and 8-3-2 when tied after two periods.
  • Toronto is 17-6-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 11-7-2 in Saturday games.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 6 (Rielly)
    Shot Attempts 7 (Marner, Matthews)
    Face-off Wins 10 (Tavares)
    Face-off Win Percentage 100% (Engvall, Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
    Hits 5 (Simmonds)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Liljegren)
    Takeaways 1 (Holl, Kerfoot, Marner, Nylander, Tavares)
    TOI 23:21 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 2:00 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:14 (Rielly)
    Shifts 28 (Rielly)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 57.14% (Nylander– 16 for, 12 against)
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    April 4 Leafs at Tampa Bay Amalie Arena 7:30 pm ET
    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
    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.
    For Maple Leafs notes, transcripts, audio clips and media guides, please visit MapleLeafs.com/pressbox.
    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
    On tonight’s game:
    “We got some really good opportunities in the third period and made good on them. Did some good things
    leading to the Matthews goal. We didn’t win many shifts today but that was one that we did a good job of.
    Had the puck, had them really running and it leads to an empty net so those kind of things we capitalized
    on really well. That Rielly goal was similar, but yeah not a very good hockey game by us.”
    On Campbell’s first game back since injury:
    “He just looked like Jack. I loved the way he played tonight. That first period especially, the first 10
    minutes or so was a disaster by us in front of him. That save he made early in the game, those kind of
    things, that’s Jack at his best so really good to see him and great to have him back.”
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    On tonight’s effort:
    “I just think we were a little bit flat coming out. We couldn’t really establish much in their zone, I think just
    a lot of quick in and outs. I thought halfway through the second we got a little more life going and
    obviously in the third I think we just took over. It definitely wasn’t a pretty one, especially those first two
    periods but I think just sticking with it and sometimes you’ve just got to grind these games out when the
    offence isn’t clicking on all cylinders so I thought we got it together in the third and put a couple goals in
    and gave ourselves some insurance. I definitely think those first two periods we’d like to clean up.”
    On Campbell’s first game back since injury:
    “I thought he looked great. He looked really comfortable in there, looked really confident, he looked like
    Soup. It’s been a bit of a rough road the last couple weeks or months with coming back from his injury but
    he’s put in a lot of work into it obviously and everyone knows how hard he works and how much he cares
    and wants to compete for us every night. I thought he looked really good tonight and that’s just a really
    positive thing moving forward for us as a team and him individually.”
    WAYNE SIMMONDS
    On his goal and tonight’s win:
    “It was nice to obviously chip in and help out in the cause. Obviously the most important thing was we got
    the two points so it was good.”
    On his breakaway goal:
    “Yeah it was a really good feed from TJ. I actually had one right before but I’m happy I didn’t catch it
    because I think we would have had too many men on the ice but we were given another shot and
    honestly Blackwell told me it was the ugliest breakaway move he’s ever seen and I don’t think he’s
    wrong.”
    JACK CAMPBELL
    On tonight’s win:
    “Great win by the guys, they’ve been playing great and watching them the past month and just wanted to
    get back in there and get back to stopping pucks and having fun. The boys played amazing in front of me
    and get a big two points.”
    On coming back from injury:
    “I definitely felt like myself, just having fun and competing and playing my game. There are some details
    that I want to clean up but I really liked the game from the boys in front of me and I liked my game and
    just going to keep building from it.