Tampa Bay Lightning come from behind to beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3

Tampa Bay Lightning come from behind to beat Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3. Here is the summary of the game played on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

 

1

2

3

OT

FINAL

TORONTO

1

2

0

3

TAMPA BAY

0

1

3

4

 

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

James van Riemsdyk opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 15:06 of the first period and scored the second Toronto goal of the game on the power play at 1:29 of the second period. Tonight’s game is van Riemsdyk’s fourth mutli-goal game of the season and third in the last seven days. He has seven goals over his last four games.

Zach Hyman scored Toronto’s third goal of the night at 15:41 of the second period. Hyman has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games. Of Hyman’s 36 points this season, 29 have been primary points (14 goals, 15 primary assists).

Mitch Marner recorded the primary assist on van Riemsdyk’s first goal of the night. Marner has assists (6) in five consecutive games and points (2-6-8) in six consecutive games. He has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in four games against Tampa Bay this season.

Connor Carrick had the secondary assist on van Riemsdyk’s first goal of the game. Carrick has points (1-3-4) in four consecutive games.

Tyler Bozak registered the primary assist on van Riemsdyk’s second goal of the night. Bozak has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) over his last four games.

Nazem Kadri picked up the secondary assist on van Riemsdyk’s second goal of the night. Kadri has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games and five points (4 goals, 1 assist) over his last five games. He has 17 power play points (10 goals, 7 assists) this season.

Frederik Andersen stopped 21 shots in his return to the lineup.

SHOTS FIRED

The Maple Leafs had a 30-25 lead in shots on goal in all situations. Tampa Bay had a 24-20 edge in shots on goal at 5-on-5.

Toronto had a 56-42 lead in shot attempts in all situations and a 39-36 lead in shot attempts at 5-on-5.

James van Riemsdyk led the Maple Leafs with five shots on goal.

Mitch Marner had a team-high eight shot attempts.

SHOTS ON GOAL

 

1st

2nd

3rd

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TOTAL

TORONTO

12

12

6

30

TAMPA BAY

6

12

7

25

SHOT ATTEMPTS

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

TORONTO

23

22

11

56

TAMPA BAY

12

18

12

42

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

The Maple Leafs are 18-15-5 on the road this season.

Toronto’s all-time record is 53-31-2-7 in 93 games against the Lightning and 25-16-1-4 in games played in Tampa Bay.

Toronto is 25-15-5 against the Eastern Conference this season and 13-7-3 against the Atlantic Division.

The Maple Leafs wrap up their two-game road trip on March 22 at 8:00 p.m. when they visit the Nashville Predators.

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Faceoff Wins

8 (Nylander)

Faceoff Win Percentage

60% (Marleau – 3 won, 2 lost)

Hits

3 (Gardiner, Kapanen, Polak)

Blocked Shots

3 (Dermott)

Takeaways

2 (Gardiner, Nylander)

TOI

23:20 (Gardiner)

Power Play TOI

4:22 (Bozak)

Shorthanded TOI

2:00 (Hainsey)

Shifts

30 (Gardiner)

5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage

80% (Brown – 12 for, 3 against)

RECORD WHEN…

The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play tonight. Toronto is 28-11-5 when not allowing a power play goal this season and 16-7-2 when scoring a power play goal.

Toronto is 34-6-3 when scoring the first goal of the game.

The Maple Leafs are 26-4-1 when leading after one period and 28-2-2 when leading after two periods.

Toronto has a 12-10-4 record when outshooting their opponent.

The Maple Leafs are 4-3-2 in Tuesday games.

OF NOTE…

The Maple Leafs have scored at least one power play goal in six consecutive games and have converted on nine of 15 power play opportunities (60%) in that span.

Jake Gardiner was on the ice for a team-high 17 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5. Gardiner finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 58.6 percent (17 for, 12 against).

Kasperi Kapanen, Josh Leivo and Tomas Plekanec were the lone Maple Leafs forwards to not start a shift in the offensive zone at 5-on-5.

Tomas Plekanec won 83 percent (5 won, 1 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs and 80 percent (4 won, 1 lost) of his faceoffs when matched up against Tampa Bay centre Steven Stamkos in all situations.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Thursday, March 22 at Nashville Predators, 8:00 p.m. (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)

Saturday, March 24 vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:00 p.m. (Hockey Night in Canada, TSN 1050)

Monday, March 26 vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7:00 p.m. (TSN4, TSN 1050)

Wednesday, March 28 vs. Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

Friday, March 30 at New York Islanders, 7:00 p.m. (TSN4, TSN 1050)


POSTGAME QUOTES:

HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK

On tonight’s game:

I thought we did a lot of good things through two [periods]. Obviously, they pushed in the third and we didn’t respond, didn’t handle it. There’s going to be momentum swings in big games all the time, you’ve just got to stay calm and continue to execute. We’ll go back through the game and we didn’t give up that much, to be honest with you. The puck went in, we weren’t good enough in the third and we have to be better. Tonight, we had lots of good players, but we didn’t have enough good players. We need more guys on deck. We’ll talk about that tomorrow and get ready for the next one.

On what went well in the first 40 minutes:

I thought we skated good, we managed the puck, we got on top of them. In the third period, they came at us and we didn’t execute. Any way you look at it we had a bad line change for a goal and three faceoff goals. Number one, win the faceoff. Number two, execute. Those are simple things we normally do a real good job of and we didn’t. We gave up the first one off the faceoff, then we gave up the line change where they had a 3-on-2 clear cut, we gave up the second two where we had possession of the puck and didn’t go – one we lost our stick so tough break – but still should have been able to sort it out. You’ve got to look after the details. We can leave as disappointed as we want, but in reality, we weren’t good enough in the third period and that’s on us.

On if he’s confident the team can leave the disappointment in Tampa Bay:

I don’t want to leave it here too soon, let’s feel like we should. We shouldn’t feel great. We didn’t do what we were supposed to do and we didn’t get the job done. We’ll get up tomorrow and get on with our life and get ready for Nashville. I think if anything you know you can play with these teams, there’s no issue that way. I thought they pushed as a veteran team and I thought we didn’t respond.

                                                               

FREDERIK ANDERSEN (21 SAVES)

On tonight’s game:

We played well in the first two [periods] and they came and they pushed back. That’s a good team and it shows we’ve got to play a full 60 minutes if we’re going to come away with the win.

On what changed from the first 40 minutes to the last 20:

I don’t know, I think they came harder and we weren’t able to match it. Besides that, they were really efficient on their chances.

On how he felt getting back into the lineup:

I felt pretty good. Like I said, we played better in the first two. I think we did we real well and the guys in front of me did a good job of helping me out. Tough goals but that’s what happens.

MORGAN RIELLY (19:58 TOI)

On tonight’s third period:

They came out hard in the third and played well. We weren’t able to respond and that’s the difference.

On the teams play in the first 40 minutes:

We played with speed, getting pucks in and creating turnovers but that only matters if you do it for 60 minutes and I think in the third they came out with a new push and we weren’t able to answer so credit to them.

On moving past tonight’s game and looking ahead to Nashville:

Yeah, we’re going to talk about it tonight and we’re going to have some conversations amongst the guys and try to figure out what we can do moving forward to get better and not let that happen again. We’ve got a big game here in two days and we’ve got to get ready for that.

JAMES van RIEMSDYK (2 GOALS)

On tonight’s third period:

They had a couple plays and a couple good bounces too so that doesn’t help you out either. They are a good team, it’s tough to keep a team like that off the board or keep them contained for a full 60 minutes and that’s obviously the challenge when playing a team like that. Obviously, we have some things we can clean up and go from there.

On his two-goal performance:

I try to have the same approach game-in and game-out and prepare yourself to be able to play strong every night. That’s just what you try to do, prepare yourself and get some good bounces. Obviously, our line seems to be having some good chemistry and the power play is working the puck around real well.

On if it feels different when you’re on a scoring streak:

I don’t know, I think again we’ve got some good chemistry with the guys out there and we’re seeing the plays as a group and moving the puck around well 5-on-5 and on the power play so we’re able to capitalize on some chances.

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