Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 17-18-1-2 11-5-0-0 6-13-1-2 L1
Toronto 19-15-3-2 9-5-2-2 10-10-1-0 W1


Joffrey Lupul scored a goal and assisted on three others as the Toronto Maple Leafs opened their 2012 slate with a 7-3 trashing of the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Darryl Boyce scored his first career goal and Mikhail Grabovski, Matt Frattin and Dion Phaneuf each recorded a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs.

Boyce gave Toronto the lead for good with 6:17 remaining in the second, capping a fury of four goals in 1:48. Streaking down the right side, Frattin got all the way to the end line before flicking a pass into the slot for Boyce, who tapped it in.

Tampa Bay right wing Steve Downie let his frustrations get the better of him shortly after Boyce’s goal, drawing a game misconduct penalty for roughing.

Lupul had knotted it at 1-1 with his 18th goal, taking a feed in the slot from Tim Connolly and wristing it past Mathieu Garon.

Lupul would get an assist on Carl Gunnarsson’s blast from the point later in the first that made it 2-1 and helped Toronto go up 3-2 with another on Grabovski’s tally in the second.

The Maple Leafs got the power play working to put it away, with Frattin scoring on the man-advantage late in the second and Phaneuf grabbing a power-play goal at the 1:23 mark of the third

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Toronto
Pavel Kubina 1 Points Joffrey Lupul 4
Pavel Kubina 1 Goals Joffrey Lupul 1
Eric Brewer 1 Assists Joffrey Lupul 3
N/A Power Play Goals Dion Phaneuf 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Dwayne Roloson .857 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .875
Dwayne Roloson 18 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 24 3 0-5 4-6 33 33
Toronto 42 7 2-6 5-5 31 33

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .389 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Lightning have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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