Tampa Bay Ices Toronto 6-2 - Recap
Tampa Bay cruised to victory on Monday, earning an easy 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.
Tampa Bay was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Mattias Ritola (2), Vincent Lecavalier, Dominic Moore, Nate Thompson, and Mike Lundin each scored for the Lightning in the victory. Thompson opened the scoring for Tampa Bay, finding the back of the net at 9:53 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Teddy Purcell and Brett Clark.
Dwayne Roloson turned in a 30-save effort for the Lightning.
Dion Phaneuf and Nikolai Kulemin scored for the Maple Leafs, finding the net behind Dwayne Roloson.
James Reimer stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-0, while the Maple Leafs were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Toronto lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 36-32.
Next game, Tampa Bay takes its act on the road to face Montreal looking for another win. For Toronto, they head on the road to face Carolina.