Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs – 12/3/2019 – Game Recap

Tampa Bay Lightning (52-13-4 108pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (42-21-5 87pts)

 

Game Recap:

Maple Leafs get dominated in Toronto, as the Lightning show just why they are the best team in the league. The Leafs had no answer for stopping the onslaught that was Tampa Bay. Matthews had a brilliant goal but it did make anything easier as the Lightning would go on to score 2 more goals after.

 

Lineups:

Toronto:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander

Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Connor Brown

 

Morgan Rielly  – Ron Hainsey

Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev

Martin Marincin – Igor Ozhiganov

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: Justin Holl

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back), Jake Gardiner (Back) and Travis Dermott (Shoulder)

Suspension: None

 

Tampa:

Ondrej Palat – Steven Stamkos – JT Miller

Tyler Johnson – Brayden Point –Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn – Anthony Cirelli – Mathieu Joseph

Yanni Gourde – Cedric Paquette – Ryan Callahan

 

Victor Hedman – Mikhail Sergachev

Ryan McDonough – Erik Cernak

Brayden Coburn – Jan Rutta

 

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Louis Domingue

 

Scratched: None

Injuries: None

Suspension: None

GameDay:

First Period:

Toronto Penalty – 5:56 – Jake Muzzin, 2 minutes for Interference

Tampa Bay Goal – 10:07 – Tyler Johnson (23) assisted by Ryan McDonagh (27) and Nikita Kucherov (78)

Tampa Bay Goal – 18:38- Anthony Cirelli (14) assisted by Mikhail Sergachev(20) and Alex Killorn (21)

 

End of 1st – TBL – 2       TOR – 0

Shots              14               9

Faceoffs         10/20           10/20

Hits               8                  7

PP                 0/1                 0/0

Second Period:

Tampa Bay Goal – 4:20 – Tyler Johnson (24) assisted by Brayden Point (46) and Ryan McDonagh (28)

Tampa Bay Goal – 4:50- Ondrej Palat (8) assisted by Brayden Coburn (16) and Jan Rutta (5)

Toronto Goal – 11:49- Auston Matthews (31) assisted by Andreas Johnsson (18) and Nikita Zaitsev (8)

Tampa Bay Penalty – 17:03 – Erik Cernak, 2 minutes for Interference

Tampa Bay SH Goal – 18:16- Cedric Paquette (11) assisted by Victor Hedman (35) and Yanni Gourde (22)

 

End of 2nd – TOR- 0        TOR- 0

Shots              27                19

Faceoffs          20/40          20/40

Hits                 15                  9

PP                   0/1                  0/1

Third Period:

Tampa Bay Goal – 5:59- Cedric Paquette (12) assisted by Yanni Gourde (23) and Jan Rutta (6)

Tampa Bay Penalty – 13:27 – Mathieu Joseph, 2 minutes for Tripping

Toronto Goal – 19:55- Connor Brown 6) assisted by Patrick Marleau (21) and Nazem Kadri (22)

End of 3rd – WAS – 0         WAS – 0

Shots              42                   28

Faceoffs        29/64            35/64

Hits              20                    14

PP                 0/1                    0/2

Next Up:

Chicago Blackhawks (30-30-9 69pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (42-22-5 89pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning (53-13-4 110pts) @ Detroit Red Wings (24-35-10 58pts)

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