To the Boyle(s) go the Victory

By on March 16, 2017

Tampa, Fla. — The Bolts faced the Leafs earlier tonight right here in Tampa Bay and there was an old familiar face, a friend now turned foe wearing #24 for Toronto, Brian Boyle.  Boyle was quoted earlier today, “They got rid of me..I guess they didn’t need me that much. I’m on this team now. I’m here to win.”

And win the Leafs did!  A 5-0 domination which the Lightning were a dreadful 0-5 on the power play but out-shot Toronto for the game 33-21.

The Lightning entered tonight’s game just one point ahead of the Leafs, right outside of a wild card spot and this four swing is devastating.

Win is what the Leaf started off the game to do, and Roman Polak scoring the first goal of the game for Toronto at 9:19 in the first.

 Within the first two and half minutes tonight,  2:24 of the second period to be exact, the Leafs managed to score their second goal.  Morgan Reilly slid one by Andrei Vasilevskiy, which lead to a huge breakdown by the Lightning just seconds later 2:39 for the third Maple Leafs goal.  This Lightning team of late seemingly played like a team on fire until tonight.  This Toronto team just seemed to be skating circles around the Bolts in the second period.

 Adding insult to injury Luke Witowski took a minor elbowing penalty, and put the Leafs on the power play.  They quickly scored their fourth goal, a power play goal by Connor Brown.  Vasilevskiy left the crease and enter Peter Budaj.

Lost of mistakes, and puck turnovers by Tampa led to a fifth goal for the Leafs.  The score was 5-0 and the second period wasn’t over yet.

 Some of the Leafs momentum can be accredited to the amazing goal tending of #31 Frederik Andersen who started the evening with a 2.73 GAA.  He got my star of the game.

Things will not get easier as the Washington Capitals are in town Saturday night.

Player Summary

Toronto Maple Leafs

Time On Ice Faceoffs
Player G A +/- SOG MS BS PN PIM HT TK GV SHF TOT PP SH EV FW FL %
B. Boyle C 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 24 15:34 0:04 3:37 11:53 8 8 50.0
T. Bozak C 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 12:43 0:54 1:18 10:31 7 2 77.8
C. Brown RW 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 16:13 2:14 2:32 11:27 1 0 100.0
J. Gardiner D 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 26 20:36 3:16 0:36 16:44 0 0 00.0
M. Hunwick D 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 26 21:32 0:04 5:38 15:50 0 0 00.0
Z. Hyman C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 16:20 0:00 5:37 10:43 0 0 00.0
N. Kadri C 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 0 19 13:01 1:55 0:00 11:06 6 6 50.0
L. Komarov C 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 25 17:01 2:00 2:58 12:03 3 1 75.0
A. Marchenko D 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 17 11:42 0:00 0:40 11:02 0 0 00.0
M. Marner C 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 13:14 1:08 1:24 10:42 0 0 00.0
M. Martin LW 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 18 10:38 0:00 0:00 10:38 0 0 00.0
A. Matthews C 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 21 15:51 2:51 0:36 12:24 3 7 30.0
W. Nylander RW 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 14:37 2:04 0:36 11:57 0 0 00.0
R. Polak D 1 0 3 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 30 23:39 0:00 7:38 16:01 0 0 00.0
M. Rielly D 1 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 30 20:58 0:51 4:36 15:31 0 0 00.0
N. Soshnikov RW 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 22 13:10 0:00 2:06 11:04 0 0 00.0
J. van Riemsdyk LW 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 20 13:07 1:08 1:33 10:26 0 0 00.0
N. Zaitsev D 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 26 18:43 0:39 2:45 15:19 0 0 00.0

Toronto Maple Leafs Scratches

Player Detail
J. Leivo Scratched
B. Smith Scratched
E. Fehr Scratched
M. Marincin Scratched

Tampa Bay Lightning

Time On Ice Faceoffs
Player G A +/- SOG MS BS PN PIM HT TK GV SHF TOT PP SH EV FW FL %
J. Brown RW 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 17 11:36 1:27 1:13 8:56 0 0 00.0
B. Coburn D 0 0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 20 16:24 0:50 1:33 14:01 0 0 00.0
J. Dotchin D 0 0 -2 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 24 19:13 2:17 0:00 16:56 0 0 00.0
J. Drouin LW 0 0 -2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 21 17:13 7:25 0:00 9:48 0 4 00.0
G. Dumont C 0 0 -1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 15 9:51 0:19 0:36 8:56 4 1 80.0
A. Erne LW 0 0 -1 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 17 12:46 2:05 0:00 10:41 0 0 00.0
B. Froese C 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 20 15:51 2:57 0:00 12:54 5 3 62.5
Byron Froese C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0 0 00.0
J. Garrison D 0 0 -1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 21 17:40 1:25 2:20 13:55 0 0 00.0
Y. Gourde LW 0 0 -2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 20 15:27 1:02 1:33 12:52 1 2 33.3
V. Hedman D 0 0 -2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 24 22:15 5:54 0:06 16:15 0 0 00.0
A. Killorn C 0 0 -2 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 22 18:21 3:18 2:33 12:30 0 0 00.0
N. Kucherov RW 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 21 21:27 7:49 0:02 13:36 0 0 00.0
G. McKegg C 0 0 -1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 17 10:01 1:03 1:12 7:46 4 6 40.0
O. Palat LW 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 2 3 1 0 21 20:13 7:03 0:00 13:10 0 0 00.0
B. Point C 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 20:13 6:31 0:02 13:40 10 12 45.5
A. Stralman D 0 0 -1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 21 18:36 0:58 2:26 15:12 0 0 00.0
A. Sustr D 0 0 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 16:03 0:44 1:33 13:46 0 0 00.0
L. Witkowski D 0 0 -1 1 1 1 2 4 3 0 0 18 11:30 1:03 0:00 10:27 0 0 00.0

Tampa Bay Lightning Scratches

Player Detail
C. Paquette Lower Body Injury
T. Johnson Lower Body Injury
V. Namestnikov Lower Body Injury

Goaltending Summary

Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending

Player SA GA Saves SV% TOI PIM
F. Andersen 33 0 33 1.000 60:00 0

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltending

Player SA GA Saves SV% TOI PIM
P. Budaj 6 1 5 .833 33:46 0
A. Vasilevskiy 15 4 11 .733 26:14 0
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