Leafs knock off Lightning 4-3 in overtime to take a 2-1 series lead: Game Highlights

The Leafs won their biggest game of the year on Saturday night. Game three was the first close one of the series. There was plenty of scoring and several lead changes. Toronto tied the game late and won it overtime. Below are the highlights from the game.
Noel Acciari scored the game’s first  goal just over three minutes into the game. Matthew Knies set him in the slot and he ripped a wrist shot by Andrei Vasilevskiy…

COOKIE TIME!! 🍪⏰ pic.twitter.com/lPOwqUsBPm
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2023

Toronto didn’t hold the lead for long. A minute and 26 seconds later Anthony Cirelli tied it up with a wrist shot of his own…

Anthony Cirelli answers right back! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/L0HEHJszlB
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 22, 2023

Later in the first Auston Matthews found the back of the net for the first time in the series. He tipped in Mitch Marner’s point shot for the go-ahead goal…

TONE TIME! 👀⏰ pic.twitter.com/O4YdWFOYZU
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 22, 2023

The first period scoring wasn’t done there. In the final minute Brandon Hagel’s shot somehow wound up in the Leafs net. The puck deflected off TJ Brodie and Ilya Samsonov before trickling across the line. After review it was determined a good goal…

Brandon Hagel buries the late period equalizer for the Lightning. pic.twitter.com/lVFE98WO9r
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 22, 2023

Tampa Bay pressed early in the second period and Samsonov kept the game tied with two massive saves…

SAMMY 🗣SAMMY 🗣 pic.twitter.com/idVHNWfSUq
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 23, 2023

Late in the middle frame the Lightning took their first lead of the game. Darren Raddysh circled the net, bounced off a check from Jake McCabe and wired home his first career playoff goal…

Top shelf for Darren Raddysh. 🎯
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— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 23, 2023

There was a scary moment in the third when Brayden Point crashed hard into the boards after engaging with Morgan Rielly. Rielly was assessed a five minute major on the play but after review no penalty was called on the hit…

Scary p …

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

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