The Toronto Maple Leafs started furiously winning 5-0 in Game 1 against Tampa Bay but the Lightning wouldn’t be back-to-back champions if they couldn’t bounce back when the two teams meet again in Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON, on May 4, 2022.
- Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning
- NHL – Eastern Conference Playoffs, Round 1, Game 2
- Date – 4/5/2022
- Starting time – 7.30 PM ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Toronto Maple Leafs Stats & Form
The Toronto Maple Leafs had an amazing performance in Game 1 against the defending champion Tampa Bay Lighting keeping a clean sheet for a 5-0 win. Auston Matthews led the Maple Leafs with two goals.
Toronto has a 54-21-7 record overall and a 14-7-1 record in Atlantic Division games. The Maple Leafs are second in league play with 312 total goals, averaging 3.8 per game.
Matthews has 60 goals and 46 assists for the Maple Leafs. Morgan Rielly has seven assists over the past 10 games.
Toronto is 8-1-1 in the last 10 games, averaging four goals, 6.9 assists, 5.3 penalties and 18.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Toronto Maple Leafs News
Michael Bunting, Petr Mrazek and Rasmus Sandin will not play for Toronto tonight.
Tampa Bay Lightning Stats & Form
The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the postseason aiming to win their third consecutive NHL title and becoming the first team to accomplish that in almost 30 years. Things didn’t start as planned in Game 1 for the Lightning.
Tampa Bay has a 51-23-8 record overall and a 13-8-3 record in Atlantic Division play. The Lightning are second in league play with 358 total penalties, averaging 4.4 per game.
Victor Hedman has 20 goals and 66 assists for the Lightning. Steven Stamkos has 10 goals and 16 assists over the past 10 games.
The Lightning are 7-3-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.8 goals, 8.6 assists, six penalties and 18.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Tampa Bay Lightning News
Brent Seabrook will not play for the Lightning tonight.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have won 5 of the last 10 games playing each other with the Maple Leafs winning their spar in the last 7 games.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have gone over 5.5 goals.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds
The Maple Leafs are favourites to win this one with the odds set at 119 while the Lightning are at 166. The draw is also at 350.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with both ways at -110.
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s quest for a third straight Stanley Cup trophy did not start well, as they were blanked by a score of 5-0 in Game 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They will be looking to bounce back in the second game of this first round series and they have a reason to believe in themselves as they defeated the Maple Leafs by 8-1 in their last regular season matchup.
The Lightning started with a loss in a series in which they do not have home court advantage and the road to winning a third straight title will be much more difficult than it was the first two times around. Toronto took a 1-0 lead over the two times defending Stanley Cup champions and will be looking to take a commanding 2-0 lead when the series heads down south to Tampa Bay. Auston Matthews was scoring goals all season long and if it carries over into the playoffs then the Maple Leafs will have a serious chance to bring home a title.