Steph Curry is the NBA’s most impactful fourth quarter player right now — East Bay Times

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors were minutes away from a potentially series-shifting loss. Ja Morant, out for Game 4 with knee soreness, wasn’t standing in their way. A 30-point win in Game 3 wasn’t the momentum shifter it seemed to be. With coach Steve Kerr out due to COVID-19, the Warriors were listless. And down…

Steph Curry is the NBA’s most impactful fourth quarter player right now — East Bay Times

Celtics notebook: Al Horford’s inspiration a playoff force for Celtics — Boston Herald

Marcus Smart, whose fire has helped drive the Celtics to their 2-2 series tie with Milwaukee, can appreciate the opposite approach. He appreciates the calm, steadied influence Al Horford has on the Celtics from night to night. “It’s great, especially with me. I’m more energized, a little more sporadic than he is, and he’s always…

Celtics notebook: Al Horford’s inspiration a playoff force for Celtics — Boston Herald

Kidd: Suns will hunt Luka Doncic, “He’s got to participate. He’s got to play defense.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“There’s no secret, they’re gonna put in in every pick-and-roll.”

Kidd: Suns will hunt Luka Doncic, “He’s got to participate. He’s got to play defense.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

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

Led by Al Horford and Grant Williams, Celtics bottle up Bucks in Game 2 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

As Giannis Antetokounmpo walked into the tunnel, a Boston fan pushed him in the arm.

Led by Al Horford and Grant Williams, Celtics bottle up Bucks in Game 2 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

After Game 2 win, Morant let Curry know he was right, this is going to be fun — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I always say, this is my favorite matchup playing against a guy like him, a great talent.”

After Game 2 win, Morant let Curry know he was right, this is going to be fun — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Celtics notebook: Grant Williams expands his postseason profile — Boston Herald

He’s been called everything from Batman (by himself) to a mini Al Horford (Ime Udoka), and based on how he has guarded Giannis Antetokounmpo and helped bail out the Celtics’ offense in Game 2, Grant Williams has provided some much-needed clout off the Celtics bench. 777 more words

Celtics notebook: Grant Williams expands his postseason profile — Boston Herald

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