Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 31-17-2-3 16-6-1-2 15-11-1-1 L1
Toronto 28-21-2-4 18-10-0-1 10-11-2-3 W1

Recap


Maple Leafs 3, Lightning 2: James van Riemsdyk scored with 4:03 left in the third period to snap a tie and Jonathan Bernier turned aside 40 shots as Toronto held on to edge visiting Tampa Bay.

Phil Kessel set up van Riemsdyk’s 21st goal, which matched a career high, after a Lightning turnover and Nazem Kadri scored twice for the Maple Leafs. Bernier made 13 saves in the third period, including a huge stop on Tampa Bay captain Martin St. Louis with 3:17 remaining.

Mark Barberio netted his fourth goal in four games and fellow defenseman Matt Carle also scored for the Lightning, who saw their three-game winning streak end. Ben Bishop made 23 saves en route to just his second regulation loss in 17 decisions.

Kadri capitalized on a turnover to skate up the slot and beat Bishop to the stick side 1:49 into the second period to open the scoring. Kadri doubled the lead at 9:47, taking a pass from Joffrey Lupul before toe-dragging the puck past Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman and deking to his backhand to score.

Ondrej Palat set up Carle in the left faceoff circle at 13:13 and Barberio tied it just under four minutes later, sweeping home a pass from Palat after a scramble in front. Tyler Bozak caused the turnover late in the third and Kessel slipped a pass to van Riemsdyk, who made no mistake from the slot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis registered six shots on goal but saw his 10-game point streak come to an end. …Toronto D Tim Gleason hit the end boards awkwardly with 1:38 left in the game and did not return. … The Lightning finished with an 11-8 advantage in shots during a scoreless first period, even though Toronto had 5 1/2 minutes of power-play time.
 

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Toronto
Ondrej Palat 2 Points Nazem Kadri 2
Mark Barberio 1 Goals Nazem Kadri 2
Ondrej Palat 2 Assists Tyler Bozak 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ben Bishop .885 Save Percentage Jonathan Bernier .952
Ben Bishop 23 Saves Jonathan Bernier 40

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 42 2 0-3 3-3 6 31
Toronto 26 3 0-3 3-3 6 37

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game at home against Florida. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Ottawa. The Lightning have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .636 after a loss.