TAMPA, Fla. — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and also the Tampa Bay Lightning be at the Toronto Maple Leafs 41 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL’s top 2 teams.
Anthony Cirelli along with Nikita Kucherov also had goals for the quad (25-7-1), who have won eight in a row and also lead Toronto by eight points at the Atlantic Division. The franchise record is still a streak in 2016.
Tampa Bay scored three times to 12 shots in the second. Killorn put home a back hand with 35.8 seconds left, and now Johnson converted from the slot with 1.7 seconds to go.
The Maple Leafs have lost three of four (1 2 1 ) following a five-game winning streak.
Vasilevskiy got his glove Patrick Marleau‘s point-blank shot and then trapped the loose puck along with his mat first in the next.
The Maple Leafs struck the crossbar or post three times in the first, and Vasilevskiy made a left-pad rescue on John Tavares‘ in-close backhand late in the period.
Nazem Kadri saw a nifty deflection halted by Vasilevskiy and also hit the pole in a power play midway through the second.
Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead on the power-play goal of Kucherov at 5:31 of the second that required a video inspection. When officials determined Andersen’s glove store came from your goal line, A turn to the ice was .
Kucherov had an assist and it has 29 points on the past 15 games and six goals.
After stealing an errant pass in to the slot Kucherov 5:26 to the match kapanen put the Maple Leafs up 1-0.
Cirelli tied it at 8:20 of this first upon his third short-handed goal.