Lightning take game one easily as Leafs fall 7-3: Game Highlights

It was all Tampa Bay in game one. They dominated from start to finish. The Leafs briefly got themselves back in the game in the second period but a match penalty from Michael Bunting erased any possibility of a comeback. Below are the highlights from the game.
Tampa struck first with a goal from the bottom six. The Leafs turned the puck over trying to clear the zone and Corey Perry threw it on net. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare cleaned up the rebound…

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The Lightning doubled their lead on a similar play a few minutes later. Another scramble in front. This time it was Anthony Cirelli finishing the rebound…

Anthony Cirelli on the doorstep! 💥
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With time just about to expire in the first the Bolts made it 3-0. Mikhail Sergachev set up Nikita Kucherov on the powerplay. He rocketed a one-timer past Ilya Samsonov…

Welcome back playoff Kucherov. 😮‍💨
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Toronto got back in the game in the middle frame. They responded with a powerplay marker of their own. John Tavares found Ryan O’Reilly in front and he made no mistake. 3-1 Lightning…

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Shortly after O’Reilly’s goal, Samsonov made a couple huge stops on Perry to keep the game within two…

huge stop from Samsonov
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The Leaf’s powerplay connected again later in the second. Tavares set the screen in front and William Nylander wired a wrist shot blocker side to cut the lead to one…

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

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