Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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The teams of Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning will battle it out at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, 08:00 PM EDT. The two rivals are part of the same Atlantic Division, with the Maple Leafs currently sitting 2nd with 44 points, and the Lightning is on the 3rd spot with 41 points.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-03-2022
TeamP1P2P3OTFinal
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
0 2 1 0 3
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
0 1 2 1 4

The two teams last met on the ice on March 12, 2022, and the clash ended in a 4-3 win for the Tampa Bay Lightning at home in overtime. Vladislav Namestnikov was the star for the Lightning, as he concluded the game with one goal for a 10:07 stay on the ice. On the other half of the court, it was Mitchell Marner who contributed the most, scoring 2 goals for a total of 21:45 of game time. The Lightning’s goalie, Andrei Vasilevskiy, faced 39 shots and managed to save 36 of them. His counterpart, Matt Murray, was challenged with 33 attempts towards his goal, and four of those made it through to the back of his net. There is a clear favorite when it comes to the latest five encounters, as the Toronto Maple Leafs won one and the Tampa Bay Lightning triumphed four times in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-03-202205-14-202205-12-202205-10-202205-08-2022
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
31 34 3
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
4 24 37

Toronto Maple Leafs Form

*Last 10 Toronto Maple Leafs Games - 7:2:1
12-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-10-202212-08-202212-06-202212-03-202211-30-202211-28-202211-26-2022
5:2@ Washington Capitals3:1@ New York Rangers7:0vs Anaheim Ducks5:4vs Calgary Flames5:0vs Los Angeles Kings0:4@ Dallas Stars4:3@ Tampa Bay Lightning3:1vs San Jose Sharks2:4@ Detroit Red Wings1:4@ Pittsburgh Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ latest game was on 12/17 when they came up against the Washington Capitals away from home and ended in a 5-2 loss. Auston Matthews proved his worth for the Maple Leafs by ending the match with two points. He scored one of his four shots on goal and assisted on another for a total of 19:23 on the ice. Ilya Samsonov’s 23 saves couldn’t prevent the team from losing as he let in five goals. Toronto’s balance across the most recent 10 games stands at 7-2-1, and they are on a streak of L2. The Maple Leafs are 11-2-3 when playing at their own arena this campaign. The Philadelphia Flyers are next in line for the Maple Leafs, as the two sides are scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 22nd.

Toronto Maple Leafs Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    103.00
  • Goals Against
    78.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Toronto Maple Leafs Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Ilya Samsonov

    Games Played:12
    Saves Percentage:0.929
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Mitchell Marner

    Games Played:32
    Goals:12
    Assists:25

Toronto Maple Leafs Missing Players

NONE

Tampa Bay Lightning Form

*Last 10 Tampa Bay Lightning Games - 8:2:0
12-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-10-202212-08-202212-06-202212-03-202212-01-202211-29-202211-28-2022
1:5@ Montreal Canadiens4:1vs Columbus Blue Jackets6:2vs Seattle Kraken4:1vs Florida Panthers5:2vs Nashville Predators2:4vs Detroit Red Wings4:3vs Toronto Maple Leafs1:4@ Philadelphia Flyers3:1@ Boston Bruins5:6@ Buffalo Sabres

Tampa Bay Lightning met the Montreal Canadiens on 12/17 away from home and the game finished in a 1-5 score in the visitors’ favor. The Lightning were led by Brandon Hagel, who ended with 3 points on the night. He tried three shots towards the enemy goal and succeeded with two, for a combined 18 minutes and 55 seconds of game time. Hagel also had a hand in one of his side’s other goals by assisting his fellow teammates. Another reason for the team’s victory was the brilliant performance of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who stopped 22 of the 23 shots that were sent towards his goal. The team triumphed in eight of the previous 10 outings while allowing two defeats during the 60 minutes. The Lightning are on a five-game winning run at the moment. When traveling, they are 8-5-0 throughout the campaign. The team’s next game will be against the Detroit Red Wings at the Little Caesars Arena on December 21.

Tampa Bay Lightning Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    110.00
  • Goals Against
    86.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Tampa Bay Lightning Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Andrei Vasilevskiy

    Games Played:22
    Saves Percentage:0.915
    Shutouts:4
  • Top Skater

    Nikita Kucherov

    Games Played:30
    Goals:12
    Assists:35

Tampa Bay Lightning Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Final
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
1 1 2 4
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning
0 0 1 1
Toronto Maple LeafsTampa Bay Lightning
  • Score

    4
    1
  • PP Opportunities

    3
    3
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Toronto Maple LeafsvsTampa Bay Lightning
  • 1`16:45
    Michael BuntingWilliam Nylander
    1-0
  • 1`19:42
    -
    Ian Cole2 minutes for Tripping William Nylander
  • 1`20:00
    -
    PierreEdouard Bellemare2 minutes for Roughing Michael Bunting
  • 1`20:00
    Michael Bunting2 minutes for Roughing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
    -
  • 2`01:01
    Auston MatthewsRasmus Sandin, Mitchell Marner
    2-0
  • 2`05:49
    -
    Nikita Kucherov2 minutes for Interference Michael Bunting
  • 2`10:28
    Timothy Liljegren2 minutes for Hooking Steven Stamkos