Lyon and the Cats scratch out a 3-2 overtime win in Toronto: Game Highlights

Toronto dominated Florida for most of the game on Wednesday night. All four lines were creating chances for the Leafs but Alex Lyon was the best player on the ice. The 30 year old goaltender stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced to pick up two points for a team desperately pushing for a playoff spot. Below are the highlights from the game.
One minute into the game, the Panthers got on the board first. Jake McCabe turned the puck over with a weak pass into the skates of John Tavares. Seconds later, Anton Lundell put it in the back of the net…

The Cats strike first! 💥
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 29, 2023

Auston Matthews had the Leafs first quality chance about 7:30 into the first. He picked the puck up off the offensive zone draw, circled the net and tried to tuck home the wraparound. Lyon stood tall…

Matthews on the wraparound
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 29, 2023

Toronto controlled most of the period but Lyon was the best player on the ice over the first 20 minutes. Late in the frame Timothy Liljegren set up Zach Aston-Reese in front. The Panthers goaltender came out on top again…

closer look at the Liljegren to ZAR deflection
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 30, 2023

The Leafs finally solved Lyon a couple minutes into the second. Aston-Reese perfectly deflected TJ Brodie’s point shot to make it 1-1…

— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) March 30, 2023

Just over halfway through the period Florida had a rare scoring chance. Aaron Ekblad joined the attack and tried to beat Ilya Samsonov short side…

Samsonov makes the shoulder save on Ekblad
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) March 30, 2023

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

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